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Rosewood clients become year-round green thumbs

Gwen Butler holds up a tomato picked off the vine in the Rosewood Greenhouse. Butler is one of two dozen Rosewood clients who likes working with the tomatoes in the greenhouse.

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The weather says differently, but inside the Rosewood Service Inc. greenhouse, it’s still tomato-growing season. In its first full year of operation, the greenhouse is filled to capacity with 265 tomato plants producing two varieties – brand names Celebrity and Truss. Their success is dependent upon a few dozen clients at Rosewood who work to care for and grow the tomatoes and then bring them to market.

"I cut the (suckers) off and I put them in the barrels," explained Rosewood client Gwen Butler about her role in the greenhouse. "I clean up, I water and I pick tomatoes. I ...


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