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City greenhouse: New Horizons' good idea

It's not exactly "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," but the idea of building a greenhouse next to Manchester's New Horizons facilities makes sense for a lot of reasons.

New Horizons runs the food pantry, soup kitchen, and shelter next to the site. Executive Director Charlie Sherman's plans for the greenhouse include growing the fruits and vegetables that clients consume, at less cost.

The cost so far for the greenhouse going up has also been minimal, thanks to donations. Rimol Greenhouse Systems of Hooksett donated the structure and some of the labor to put it in place. Bill Trombly Plumbing and Heating is doing the electrical and plumbing work. New Horizons board member Paul Hanson paid for the lot to be excavated.

Sherman is now looking for a gardener, along with donations for soil and seed. We expect some of the many people who have been recipients of New Horizons' efforts over the years may lend a hand, too.

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