Taking a green thumb to the next level

Will and Mikayla James have officially opened James Family Greenhouse and Produce as of April 9, located behind the Sigourney Cafe.

                  Mikayla and Will James have officially opened their newly built greenhouse doors to the public. After months of preparation, the idea that was once only in the imaginations of the James’ has become a full-fledged reality. The official opening day was April 9 and while it was cold and flurrying outside, the interior was nice and toasty.

                  The James had run into a couple snags as of recent, which pushed back the opening of their new creation by a few days. With it being so cold, little to no plants were able to be moved into the greenhouse until it had its own heat source, which wasn’t operational until April 5 and the concrete was poured late March. The James had talked about owning a greenhouse for quite some time, as they both love being outdoors and what the farm life has to offer. Mikayla brought more of the expertise working with and planting the plants, as her parents own a rather large greenhouse themselves down in Albia. Her husband, Will, studied horticulture in college and had always loved working with plants.

                  “My interest in plants dates to when I started helping out my parents in their greenhouse,” Mikayla said. “Working in a greenhouse is relaxing and fun. I’ve always enjoyed helping others find just the right flowers to brighten up their yards and houses.”

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