In February 2009, Dan and Teri Wolff were featured in an Omaha World Herald article that focused on their organic greenhouse business. Their bank manager, Troy Bayne, thought so much of the article and their efforts that he had a special plaque made of the article and presented it to the Wolffs.
Teri Wolff has worked with vegetables and flowers since she was a small child when her grandmother showed her how to plant seeds and nurture them to maturity. Born into the Cabela family, Teri spent the greater part of her life helping her parents build the family business but in 2002, Teri decided to fulfill her lifelong dream.
The article, written by agriculture reporter Leslie Reed, focused on how the Wolffs use organic, natural methods to not only care for the greenhouse plants, but also conserve water and encourage others to “go green”. The idea of the organic greenhouse and Teri’s background compelled Reed to not only write a story but also visit the greenhouse.
The Wolffs have worked to renovate an old chicken coop, an historic barn and built greenhouses to house the new plants. Today, Ricky and Lucy’s Country Greenhouse boasts 20+ outside gardens, four large greenhouses and outdoor areas filled with trees and shrubs.
They have made presentations to agri-tourism conference attendees about the challenges of building a greenhouse business and are scheduled as a feature in the May, 2008 issue of Garden Center magazine.
Among the 20 gardens Teri and Dan have built: an herb garden in the shape of a medicine wheel and several gardens featuring perennials, annuals and cactus. The botanical gardens are a favorite of area garden clubs and tourists who often come out to browse around the grounds.
To see the full Omaha World Herald article, visit www.owh.com . The article was printed on Sunday, Feb 1, 2009 in both the Omaha World Herald and the North Platte Telegraph.