Imagine living in Iowa and going to work in the middle of winter to a tropical climate where you’re surrounded by an array of bright green foliage, trees, plants, ground covers, ornamental grasses and flower seedlings destined to produce colorful blooms in a few months.
Kevin Lingren has that job as the manager and caretaker of the Glenwood Resource Center Greenhouse. It’s a job he’s held for 37 years.
“I can’t even guess how many plants we have here in the greenhouse,” Lingren said. “It has to be thousands.”