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Nursery owners wind down to retirement

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 5th, 2013

Elise and Dale Center have announced their retirement after decades of running a nursery where they collected and propagated much of their own stock, as well as made and sold popular jams and jellies.Photo by Theresa Baer/Siuslaw News

Some 60 years ago, the Old Woodsman Native Nursery stood nearly alone on the narrow two-lane highway north of Florence, no other businesses within a stone’s throw. The 20-foot-by-40-foot country store was built of solid cedar with a shake roof, and the short succession of owners all specialized in native plants and sold jams and jellies.

For the complete article see the 11-06-2013 issue.

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