City Farmers Nursery
The nursery sits on an acre and a half tucked away in the center of the city at the corner of Euclid and Home Avenue.
Bill Tall opened it in 1972. He’s still there every day, sporting his trademark yellow tape-measure suspenders. Amid an inspiring variety of plants, you’ll find chickens, goats, ducks, turkeys, a horse who neighs loudly for carrots, two parrots named Gimpy and Limpy, and a koi pond.
Everything has a down-on-the-farm feel — weathered wooden posts hold up wire fencing, old tires become retaining walls and stairways, farm smells fill the air. Little visitors play on teeter-totters and swings and gawk at the livestock. Inside the store, gardening tools sit next to fun knick-knacks. Beside the parrots’ cage stands a case filled with old-fashioned Pez candies.
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