Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and Businesses that make our community great.
When you drive into Three Hills from Hwy 21, you cannot miss the 6000 ft2 greenhouse nestled in the beautifully manicured farmstead located between the Super 8 Hotel and the Kneehill County Office.
After moving to the family farm, owner Heather Pliva started working on a plan to make a living off her land. That hard work and planning resulted in Diggers Greenhouse, which opened to the public in May 2020. Focused on keeping her customers safe in the beginning days of the COVID-19 pandemic, she opened the doors to overwhelmingly positive reviews and excited shoppers.
Heather notes that “just because other people don’t dream the same dreams as you, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t chase yours”. And chase those dreams she did. It was immediately apparent to her peers that her first season was going to be a huge success!
Though Heather attributes her green thumb to her beloved father Don, she also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Applied Horticulture Technology with a Major in Turfgrass, preparing her to turn her passion into profit. Experience and education have taught her that working with plants, soil, and water improves physical and mental health, and reduces stress. Diggers Greenhouse now allows her to share that experience with the community.
“When we grow food and flowers, we engage with the natural world in a way that reduces the stresses of modern life.”
When Diggers Greenhouse opens on April 30th for the 2021 season, the rows will be packed with hanging baskets and vegetable starts, grown pesticide-free, utilizing biocontrols to manage pests and diseases. Soil, fertilizers, and pots will also be available for your convenience.
If flowers weren’t exciting enough, food trucks will also be on-site April 30, May 1, 2, 8 & 9 to add to your shopping experience. Don’t have a green thumb? Feel free to stop by just to smell the flowers!