Michael and Tammie Edwards
Prosperity Plants – Grant Award: $3,000
“The germination chamber will save us quite a bit of money with the cost of plugs, freight, and other expenses. It could make a difference if we stay in business.” ~ Tammie Edwards
The Edwards grew burley tobacco from 1983 to 2006, have raised horses and produced vegetables, mums and flowers in recent years.
With their award, they will build a germination chamber inside one of the greenhouses, formerly used in tobacco production, to produce their own plugs as well as vegetable plants for sale to a fast-growing customer base. They will market plants at their retail greenhouse as well as contract-grow for local farmers.