Today Pastor Mark and I were invited to go to work with Alan Wenner at Bailey’s. Alan coordinates their intern program and gave us quite the tour around a piece of the nursery. Mark and I learned a TON today about this particular nursery, plants, business, interns, machinery, more about plants, containers vs. propagation from cuttings and seedlings, and wow…what a day!
We started our morning by driving up the back entry and looked at what is up from behind. Alan took us to the front office to start our tour. We then walked around the area known as propagation where plans are started from cuttings in greenhouses. While Mark was fascinated with some of the machines I started talking to workers (in Spanish…makes for a good day) and we both chatted with interns about what brings them back to work. We were both fascinated with the greenhouses and growing roots. Take a look for yourself for a bit…
As we walked through the rows of greenhouses, we bumped into Clay from Alabama who was an intern in 2008 and came back to work at Bailey’s. He is passionate about this area of work, knows his stuff, and was awesome about answering any questions we might have. We still had some questions about how the crew does the “sticking” or putting the cuttings in the pumice before they are constantly keep moist and fertilized.
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I should take you on a Monrovia tour now.;)
Would love it! When?
Anytime, really. We could meet at noon, have lunch at the cafeteria then go on a tour through the garden and nursery. Just pick a date 🙂