In January 2011, job crews, supervised by our job coaches, began planting seeds for over 1,200 hanging flower baskets and 400 patio flower pots as well as performing other work for the 2011 season. This is a year around work program for adults with disabilities to obtain job skills and employment in the greenhouse.
This work CURRENTLY include:
- planting seeds and plugs
- up-potting succulent plants to multi-packs and pots
- daily care for the plants
- daily pruning and harvesting hydroponic vegetables
In 2013, we expanded the program at the Greenhouse to grow all-natural vegetables (hydroponics) such as tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and a variety of herbs. Then we started to sell our vegetables wholesale to Unity School, as well as the Natural Alternative store in Luck, WI.
Since 2014, the Greenhouse has been a vendor at the local Farmer’s Markets in Balsam Lake, St. Croix Falls and Frederic. Please call for information as to when the Farmer’s Markets are open.
2020 brought more changes. We have scaled back on what we offer to concentrate on doing what we do best: wholesale tomatoes and succulents. The succulents have become a popular fundraising item for area schools. Our tomatoes are available locally at:
- Natural Alternative, Luck
- Five Acres Market, St. Croix Falls
- Indigo Iris, Amery
- Balsam Lake, St. Croix Falls, Centuria & Osceola Farmer’s Markets (summers)