FORT COLLINS, Colo. — There’s no question that local restaurants are getting creative to allow more people to dine indoors and out. While walking around Old Town Fort Collins, I saw miniature greenhouses outside Rare, a local eatery.
I sent the photo to my brother, who works for a large wholesale nursery in Oregon and his response was, “That’s great! And it’s no wonder we can’t find any greenhouse supplies!”
So is this yet another positive for the Green Industry? Will this help “grow” more gardeners? Or will we see a glut of gently used greenhouses on Craig’s List in a few months?
Regardless of what happens, I have to hand it to our ingenious restaurant owners who are truly modifying their practices to keep their doors open. I’d personally love to dine in a greenhouse. Even better if it smells like warmed soil and vegetation. Happy New Year!
— Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Extension
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