Harold Paxton, Colonial Acres Nursery
Building a Covered Nursery Potting Shed
Grant Award: $8,000
Harold will pay for materials and labor to cover his 2,500 square-foot work area with a greenhouse-style roof. The elevated design will enable trucks to unload deliveries and the roof will provide his employees protection from weather. With a comfortable, protected place to work, they will be able to work more days and decrease the potting season by 6 weeks, resulting in longer growing time for the plants.
Harold anticipates the improved work environment will attract seasonal workers to stay full-time and more planting time and planting efficiency will increase revenue per plant and improve the uniformity of his product.