Stacy Bredendieck, Winding Stair Farm and Nursery
Greenhouse Conversion to Propagation House
Grant Award: $6,000
Winding Stair Farm, a multi-location farm, nursery and retail garden center, has converted an existing 96-foot by 28-foot greenhouse to a propagation facility for growing vegetable and herb plant-starts, more than doubling their propagation space. The structure will also serve as a venue for offering community classes on growing.
With the grant, Stacy purchased lumber, gravel, and other building materials; greenhouse and propagation supplies; banners for advertising, and heater fuel for winter production. The majority of the sales are through the on-site retail nursery. Winding Stair has a variety of activities scheduled throughout the growing season, including a series of classes on planting, gardening, and native plants. Stacy’s vision is for Winding Stair to be a one-stop shop for homesteading and sustainable living, and would like to be a destination garden center.