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Front Range Biosciences Restores, Repurposes Historic Lafayette Greenhouse for Industrial Hemp Propagation

BOULDER, Colo.March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Front Range Biosciences (“FRB”) a leading agricultural biotech company that specializes in tissue culture propagation of high value crops, announced today that it has completed restoration of the iconic Lafayette Florist greenhouse located in Lafayette, Colorado, after three months of construction. The greenhouse, which had been used for flower production since the 1970s, will now be used for industrial hemp propagation.

“We are excited for this new opportunity with FRB,” said Brian J. Wheat, CEO of Lafayette Florist. “The business began in 1949 after the Yoshihara family was released from a WWII Japanese Relocation Camp and purchased two acres in Lafayette. Since then, generations of our family have worked to build growing greenhouses, a flower shop and garden center. Lafayette Florist proudly remains in the same location where we will continue to provide locally sourced plant materials and build happiness through the power of flowers.”

Read the full press release here.

Nick Hofmeister

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