CIB purchases former Clary Brother’s Greenhouse

| May 14, 2021

Coshocton in Bloom (CIB) announced the purchase of the former Clary Brother’s Greenhouse on Denman Avenue. Due to the generosity of the seller, Elizabeth Clary, the property was acquired at a very reasonable price and with reasonable terms.

The purchase of the two-acre property was made possible by The Coshocton Foundation, The Montgomery Foundation, the Coshocton Rotary Foundation, and individual support. The property will be owned and maintained by CIB, with plans to remediate the site and build greenhouses to help facilitate the procurement and growing of plant materials.

CIB is initiating a capital campaign to complete the project which will include two 30’ x 96’ polycarb greenhouses and a support building. This location will be used to grow the thousands of flowers and plants for CIB’s various projects.

Since its inception, CIB has grown from 32 hanging baskets around Main Street to more than 500 baskets and containers planted and maintained year around. This year 60 planters have been placed in Roscoe Village and 50 surround baskets on the bridge entering Coshocton. CIB’s steady growth has necessitated the growing of its own plant material.

CIB does not intend to sell retail product. However, to support its efforts the group may grow and sell wholesale product or product that may be used for fundraisers. CIB would like to add an educational component to what it does and partner with interested individuals or organizations.

Coshocton in Bloom promotes community-wide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. The group envisions Coshocton as a welcoming and vibrant place to live, work, and play – benefiting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism. CIB has been recognized and awarded the top prize for floral displays by American in Bloom in a competition that included cities of all sizes. This capital project is evidence of the positive impact CIB has had on this community and the board’s confidence in the continuing growth and potential of Coshocton.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this project may send their tax-deductible contributions to Coshocton in Bloom, P.O. Box 1221, Coshocton 43812 or by contacting any board member. Board members are: Tim France, president; Jandi Adams, secretary; Debra Wallace, treasurer; Steve Fox, Deb Gaumer, Tom Heading, Reba Kocher, Irene Miller, and Dorothy Skowrunski. Please designate that funds are for the capital campaign.

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