It’s amazing what can happen when three forces join together with a mission to inspire people to garden indoors!
Lawn and Garden Retailer spoke to Brian Riddle, owner of Homestead Gardens near Annapolis, Maryland, about his decision to open the Modern Homesteading department – a yea-round indoor gardening department –in his store.
The 2,500-square-foot area opened in March and features products for indoor gardening, food production, beekeeping, aquaponics and much more.
“Since I rejoined the family business in 2011 I’ve been naturally taking a fresh look at all the things that we do and trying to find ways to improve what works and how to maybe move away from things that aren’t working and restructure them. And I’ve always been keen on trying to create year- round departments that help bring foot traffic in the door,” Riddle said.
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