Verdant, a pop-up nursery, has been operating outside the former Royal Buffet space at the Westpark Shopping Center at 40th and Summitview avenues in Yakima for nearly two months.
Co-owners and neighbors Erin Anderson and Mitch Evans decided to test out the neighborhood nursery concept by doing a pop-up for several weekends this spring. The two avid gardeners were tired of traveling out of town to get specific plant and shrub varieties.
With interest in gardening growing significantly during the pandemic, the pair saw an opportunity.
“We just wanted to do a pop-up to gauge whether there is interest in