What is Hugs Greenhouse?
Hugs Greenhouse is the newest employment program from Hugs Cafe Inc. We have developed a second social enterprise that trains and educates adults with special needs on gardening, retail sales, and socialization within the community. All of our programs offer training and educational employment to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may gain respect and independence.
Contact Info, Location, and Hours
1151 E Cottage Hill Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071
Hours: Open seasonally 9am to 2pm
We will be at the Downtown McKinney Farmers Market on Saturdays beginning April 2nd from 8am to noon. If you would like to shop at the greenhouse outside our normal hours you can email Bill at Bill@hugsgreenhouse.org or make an appointment by clicking the button below.
Who We Employ
Hugs Greenhouse is proud to employ an incredible team lead under the supervision and experience of local greenhouse legend, Bill Crump. Bill is the fifth generation of Crump to be involved in the greenhouse business and he has two green thumbs to prove it. Crump’s Garden and Nursery is a McKinney institution, tracing its roots back to the Crump Family Farm which was founded in 1939. Bill is not only a licensed pesticide applicator and certified horticulturalist, but he has a passion for service and for adults with special needs.
In addition to Bill, we have an incredible Hugs Greenhouse team. During the sales season you will find our staff planting new material as well as assisting customers while they shop. A recent addition or propagation technology, supported by the McKinney Community Development Corporation, allows us to grow from trimmings and control the climate of our greenhouses for winter growing. Planting, watering, and flower sales are just some of the jobs that are being performed by this amazing crew.
Why It Matters
At Hugs Greenhouse, we believe in carving a position to fit the ability of an individual. For many of our employees, this is their very first job and their very first opportunity to be a contributing member of the community. When you purchase bedding plants, poinsettias, or top soil from Hugs Greenhouse, you are are providing a meaningful job in the community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is our hope that through this effort of social enterprise, we can change the conversation from focusing on what an individual is not capable of doing, and now focus on the many gifts they can bring the world and bring to us as an employee of Hugs Cafe Inc.
What We Grow
Bill has a personal philosophy that guides the types of products we grow and sell at Hugs Greenhouses. This includes a variety of perennials and annuals that survive and thrive in North Texas. We focus on growing and selling fresh plant varieties that you can trust are hearty, drought-tolerant, and well cared for by Bill and our Teammates.
Tomatoes and Veggies
Pansy Cool Wave
Artemesia Powis Castle
Lantana: many varieties
Mexican Feather Grass
Ruellia: White, Pink, and Purple
Salvia Greggi: Red, Coral, Pink, and Purple
Salvia May Night