September 19, 1993 |
The township supervisors have voted unanimously to restrict residents from building commercial greenhouses on properties of less than 10 acres. James J. Garrity, township solicitor, said the new ordinance, which takes effect immediately, was needed because two residents wanted to build two large commercial greenhouses next to homes. "We don't want a huge greenhouse on a real small lot," he said at the Wednesday night meeting. The vote was 3-0. Garrity said the supervisors reduced the restriction from 25 to 10 acres after James Boswell, who owns a nursery on Kriebel Mill Road, complained at the July hearing.
May 19, 1991 |
Last winter brought double joy to Franklin and Barbara Shores - their first baby arrived, and they completed a greenhouse. By profession a conservator of works of art on paper, Franklin Shores has become a gardener by avocation. Encouraged by a neighbor, who had developed a garden on the rooftop adjacent to the family's Philadelphia house near the Italian Market, Shores has caught a bad case of gardening fever. Frustrated by the shortness of Philadelphia's gardening season, Shores, a compulsive Mr. Fix-It-and-Build-It, decided it was time to turn this into a year-round activity by building a greenhouse.
September 12, 1991 |
The owners of Linvilla Orchards in Middletown Township plan to ask for a variance to allow the construction of a 14,000-square-foot greenhouse on the property. The Linvills want to grow plants, including pansies and primrose, in the greenhouse and sell them. Linvilla Orchards already sells Christmas trees and poinsettias. Linvilla Orchards, off Knowlton Road, is owned by Paul and Peg Linvill. Steve Linvill, the owners' son, said he also hoped to use the greenhouse as part of the schoolchildren tour program.
May 14, 1989 |
An early impression of the Greenhouse was that it was one of those Main Line restaurants that banked on a two-martini fog to keep diners from being too picky about what they found on their plates. The ambience has always been just dandy, however. Flowers, ferns, glass walls and a pretty patio set the scene for romance and/or relaxation. They still do. But now, there is the bonus of decent food. When competition proved that you could attract and keep crowds with good eats, the Greenhouse became an Aliza Green house.
December 21, 1997 |
A small solar greenhouse that was built behind the borough school nearly 20 years ago by the former shop teacher, Cleve Bryan, has matured enough to have its own curriculum. The 15-by-25-foot greenhouse has been used sporadically over the years to teach students the basics of growing plants, school board president William Stauts said. "By adopting a curriculum, we will make sure it continues to be used every year instead of periodically falling into disuse," he said. The board action was taken last week.
March 10, 1994 |
The multimillion-dollar containment project has been completed, and the landfill has been put to bed. Don't look for it to sleep, however. Instead, expect it to serve as an energy source for years and years to come. As part of an agreement several years ago between the state and the freeholders, methane gas from the Florence Land Recontouring site, which is now covered, will be used at the nearby Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex to grow tomatoes. Completion of the covering of the recontouring site was announced yesterday by the state Department of Environmental Protection and Energy.
October 4, 2011 |
State-of-the-art greenhouse equipment seized during a Chester drug bust will soon be used to grow vegetables and legal herbs in Philadelphia, In May, Chester police found a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation inside a former drug store. They confiscated 80 hydroponically-grown plants, small industrial generators, grow lights, large plastic tubs, 55 gallon drums, hosed Miracle Grow containers and other items, said the Delaware County district attorney office Tuesday.
November 14, 1993 |
In 1989, Don and Jane Eyre of Medford sank some money into a vacant greenhouse in Berlin Township, with full intentions of establishing a plant- and-garden business. Within a couple of months, they changed their minds. Instead of dusting, watering and selling plants, Jane Eyre had visions of nurturing something else - artists. Eyre, an artist herself, converted the greenhouse into an art studio, a place where both established and aspiring artists could go to meet, create, and showcase their talents.
March 15, 1987 |
Several residents have objected to a proposed greenhouse-nursery business on Calcon Hook Road, prompting the Darby Township Board of Commissioners to delay action on the facility until a horticulturist can address their concerns. Ernest R. Roth, president of Valley Forge Engineering Inc. of Villanova, said that in addition to the nine greenhouses proposed for the former sewage treatment plant property on Calcon Hook Road, the site might be used as a horticulture technician-training center for unemployed minorities.
June 10, 1995 |
It wasn't just the taste of tea prepared from his own mint leaves that attracted Raymond Marano to gardening. "I escape, to a certain degree, by being in this program . . . "I'm freer than being on a (cell) block with 500 people, making noise. " As he talked of freedom and escape one morning last week, Marano walked past personal gardens grown by inmates at Graterford Prison in central Montgomery County. Marano, 35, has spent seven years behind prison walls, for a crime that he declines to discuss.