William Wright, Wright Way Nursery
Wright’s Liner Greenhouse
Grant Award: $8,000
Sourcing 4″ rhododendron liners from his current grower is becoming more difficult and expensive with supply chain disruptions and increased shipping costs. William will use his grant to build a greenhouse at his nursery which will provide a local source of liners for their existing container production.
William estimates the costs of the greenhouse can be recouped in one year and will create a savings of over $29,000 per year thereafter, making them more competitive with larger corporate nurseries. In addition to the significant cost savings, the greenhouse will enable William to have more control over his product and provide work to employees during a time they traditionally do not have enough work to keep them busy.