BIZNOTE: When you’ll be able to see West Seattle Nursery’s new greenhouse building

West Seattle Nursery‘s new greenhouse building has been taking shape at California SW/SW Brandon, and now it’s almost ready to be shown off. WSN is starting to move in, and has announced: “The first chance for the general public to see it will be at our annual Holiday Open House on November 19, from 2 – 5 pm. We’re celebrating with good food, fun activities and pictures with Santa.” (Full details here.) Work on WSN’s expansion (designed by LD Arch Design and built by Ventana Construction, both West Seattle-headquartered and both WSB sponsors) started in October of last year; the plan was announced in spring 2014.

17 Replies to "BIZNOTE: When you'll be able to see West Seattle Nursery's new greenhouse building"

  • Matt S. November 10, 2016 (10:16 pm)

    Is “for the past xx” an unedited placeholder or a lighthearted way of expressing “who knows how long”?

    • WSB November 10, 2016 (10:17 pm)

      Thanks, fixing.

  • Jeannie November 10, 2016 (11:03 pm)

    Looks like fun! I hope to see the chickens, too. Gotta love this from the program:

    Winter Birds talk with Connie Wurm” (I’m sure the birds love her! She’s probably heard all the silly jokes forever)




    • Marie McKinsey November 15, 2016 (12:57 pm)

      Oh, indeed she has, Jeannie! She has fun with it, too. 

  • roberta November 10, 2016 (11:04 pm)

     this is amazing for the west seattle nursary is doing so well . Capitalism working at its finist 

  • dsa November 11, 2016 (1:01 am)

    Why are there green snails on the building?

    • WSB November 11, 2016 (1:11 am)

      I believe that’s part of their logo, which I always interpreted as unfurling fern fronds.

  • anonyme November 11, 2016 (5:30 am)

    Fern fronds.  The chickens have retired from public service, and are living in luxury elsewhere.  It will be a treat to be able to combine a good cuppa and a snack with plant shopping.

  • Junction Lady November 11, 2016 (5:58 am)

    I applaud this structure for its appearance and function!  

    The logo is representative of fiddleheads/fern fronds/plant life.

  • Professor November 11, 2016 (7:17 am)

    Young fern leaves and snails look similar because of a special instance of convergent evolution.  When you think about it, it’s a lot like the way that your cat’s eyes look like fish gills.

    Chickens used to place fern leaves on the heads of their greatest athletes as an honor.  Because snails love the smell of feathers, nature did the rest.

    You’re welcome. 

    • Rick November 11, 2016 (8:14 am)

      And yes, I’m smarter than the rest. Thank you for your brilliance.

    • helihu November 11, 2016 (1:01 pm)

      I want you to explain EVERYTHING from now on! 

  • HTB November 11, 2016 (10:18 am)

    Are they keeping the old building?

    • WSB November 11, 2016 (10:28 am)

      This is an expansion, not a replacement. The expansion area did replace an old house (that was offered free to anyone who would move it off the site, but there were no takers, so it was demolished).

  • stb November 11, 2016 (1:24 pm)

    Professor, thanks for the laugh.

  • Jeannie November 11, 2016 (2:29 pm)

    Professor needs to write a book!

  • AA November 11, 2016 (3:00 pm)

    They don’t keep chickens at the nursery anymore, when I asked why I was told that their feet kept getting infected so now they are living elsewhere. Sad to see them go but it is better for them.

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