A greenhouse is a lovely place to grow
August 24, 2023
Inside Mary Ellen Anderson's greenhouse, a sea of green leaves ripples in the breeze of a fan. Pigeons coo nearby, and the radio, almost always on, plays quietly on a shelf. The air is made fragrant by tomato vines laden with fruit, cucumber blossoms, greens and flowers, and even peppers.
"Every night," Mary Ellen says, "we have a good salad."
The greenhouse is situated on a hill overlooking the Wrangell Narrows. Its walls are windows that showcase the handsome timber of the post and beam construction. The translucent corrugated PVS roof collects rain with gutters filling a wooden barrel...