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BRCC wins $1 million grant to build greenhouse for horticulture program

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Blue Ridge Community College has received a $1 million grant to fund a new greenhouse for its horticulture program, the Golden Leaf Foundation announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community College | greenhouse industry | greenhouse produce | horticulture

Henderson County Business

Advanced 'indoor salad farm' announces job fair

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BrightFarms, which is gearing up to open the largest and most technologically advanced indoor salad farm in the Southeast in April, is holding a job fair to hire 55 employees Friday, Monday and Tuesday at Blue Ridge Community College.   Read Story »

Tags: AgHC | greenhouse industry | greenhouse produce | BrightFarms

Henderson County Business

Lakeside shipping greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers to market

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MILLS RIVER — Boasting the lowest “food miles” in the industry, Lakeside Produce is shipping fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from its new Mills River greenhouse to supermarkets across a wide area.   Read Story »

Tags: Lakeside Produce Co. | greenhouse industry | greenhouse produce

Etowah Business

BrightFarms breaks ground on seven-acre greenhouse

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BrightFarms, a leading grower of locally grown salads for supermarkets, broke ground on a new 280,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse on the old Seven Falls property near the French Broad River.   Read Story »

Tags: green industries | AgHC | Mark Williams | greenhouse industry

Fletcher Business

Ask Matt ... about hanger plant, plant 'hangar'

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Q. There are a number of major construction projects going on in the county right now. Can you give us an update?   Read Story »

Tags: Ask Matt | Lakeside Produce Co. | greenhouse industry