A second gargantuan greenhouse is in the works for RI
Updated: May 9
And his company, Rhode Island Grows LLC, has intentions of expanding to perhaps 1,000 acres, with similar-size greenhouses erected in and around Exeter, he has said.
That potential has some Exeter residents and officials nervous that a proliferation of such structures could harm the town’s rural character. (Particularly since Schartner moved ahead with his farm's greenhouse without a building permit, arguing that the structure meets the definition of "greenhouse" and therefore needs no permit.)