Greet Spring — Get Geiger’s Greenhouse!

Geiger’s is gone.

Soon, it will be replaced by 12 residential rental units — 2 of them classified as “affordable” — plus a business and bank. The barn will be disassembled, with the components hopefully used inside the retail structures.

Which leaves the greenhouse. It’s yours for the taking.

A side view of the greenhouse...

A side view of the greenhouse…

Approximately 22 feet long and 12 feet wide, it’s attached to the main building. That means it lacks one side.

It sits on a stone foundation. It looks like the metal frame could be taken apart (unscrewed), and reassembled fairly easily.

Who wants it? A school, perhaps? Or a business that promotes gardening or fresh food?

Whoever claims it must act fast. After the barn is taken apart next week, the main building goes next.

Cathy Talmadge is happy to help in any way she can — including with disassembling. If you’re interested — or want more information — email

...and the door. (Photos/Cathy Talmadge)

…and the door. (Photos/Cathy Talmadge)

9 responses to “Greet Spring — Get Geiger’s Greenhouse!

  1. Toni Simonetti

    This would be a great gift for a community garden!

  2. Another bank … How could we live without another bank?

  3. Wendy Crowther

    If no one takes the entire structure, I might be interested in just the glass to help rehabilitate an old circa 1930 greenhouse on my own property.

    Regarding the barn – can the developer tell me WHO is deconstructing the barn (an expert in old barn construction should be on the scene) and in what manner the deconstructed parts will be stored? Hopefully storage will be done responsibly, i.e. not just under a tarp somewhere.

    Thanks, Cathy, (and Dan) for helping to broker the recycling route.

    • Wendy, I’d love to see your old greenhouse sing again. If you need help just let me know.

  4. Lisa Marie Alter

    What about WTF (Wakeman Town Farm)… Aren’t they about “planting and growing”…maybe they could use the greenhouse ? Or do they have one already ?

    • Hi Lisa: Wakeman Town Farm was lucky enough to receive beautiful greenhouse last year, with the financial support of both Robin Tauck and the Westport Woman’s Club and their wonderfully generous gifts to our farm community. WTF was awarded the WWC’s 2013 Ruegg Grant for $5,000. These two gifts allowed us to build this wonderful solar greenhouse in 2014, giving Westporters a place to come in early spring 2015 to learn how to plant seeds and care for vegetables!

      • Lisa Marie Alter

        Thanks for the info, Charlie — What a lovely gift from WWC and Robin Tauck. 🙂

  5. Joyce Barnhart

    Does anybody know how to contact Martha Stewart? She might be interested.

  6. Wendi Taylor

    We live on a farm and we would be interested