Ray Nations, Ray’s Florist & Greenhouse
Back-up Heating For Greenhouse
Grant Award: $8,000
Ray has added a generator and regulator for back-up heat to his greenhouse. The generator will power his whole facility if the power goes out for more than five minutes. Since Ray starts his own plants, this was an essential addition to his operation to mitigate risk.
Ray sells his flowers through his retail florist shop in Sylva and he provides floral design services for weddings and other events. He also occasionally holds floral and wreath-making classes at his flower farm. This year, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort invited Ray to hold a floral class at their venue.