Gary and Abigail Steiner, Bee-utiful Farm and Garden
Greenhouse Upgrade and Expansion
Grant Award: $8,000
With the ultimate goal of moving Gary to full-time farming, the Steiners will upgrade an existing 5 year old greenhouse with more plant growing space in order to meet demand for their growing CSA and market sales.
The greenhouse expansion will include a new 30’ x 40’ addition that will be placed on an existing pad and require grading and gravel added for drainage.
The new addition will have ground fabric, double layer plastic, roll up sides, shade cloth as needed, circulating fans, aluminum plastic covered tables, exterior door and 2 ventilation fans.
The upgrade will allow for more production of vegetable starts for use in their operation and for sale to other small farmers. The upgrades also will help in the general maintenance that needs to be performed to keep the greenhouse running at its top performance.