Saint Mary’s business students recently saw plentiful greens while they learned about going green. The students got an in-depth tour of Pork and Plants, an area nursery that is diversifying into hydroponics and growing vegetables during the winter months. SMU alum and nursery owner Maria Kreidermacher led the tour.
Students took many cell phone photos of the greenhouse filled with poinsettias and of the lettuce, strawberries and other seasonal fruits and vegetables being grown by the family-run facility. Kreidermacher explained the history of the business, the constant need to find their business niche, and their experiments with new growing processes and time- and energy-saving methods. From renewable energy sources to water conservation, the Kreidermachers are constantly finding ways to improve their processes as well as broaden their market.
This event was part of a week-long schedule of campus speakers and activities in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week.