From the Director

With the tremendous reduction in contract work this last year, the C.M.S.E. Board of Directors gave their approval to embark on a new venture in order to diversify the sheltered workshop’s revenue stream and to thus foster its mission of providing meaningful employment to persons with disabilities in Boone County for years to come.  Establishing a greenhouse/nursery business will not only allow the workshop to hire more folks off of our extensive waiting list but will also provide more diversified work opportunities for our current 130 employees.  We have already discovered that this is great work that has the added benefit of being therapeutic in nature for many of our employees.  We have had an overwhelming positive response from our employees in regards to requests to work in the greenhouse.

Helping us in this new venture is Bill Regan.  Bill comes to us with over 30 years of experience in the greenhouse business.  With a Master’s degree in Horticulture Bill ran his own nursery for over 30 years supplying some of the major garden outlets throughout Mid Missouri (Westlakes)  and the Midwest.  With Bill’s help, we know we can deliver high quality plants that you can take home in April and enjoy throughout the growing season.

CMSE Giving Gardens will be selling a complete array of bedding plants as well as hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables at our current location oat 4040 S. Bearfield Rd.

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