Greenhouse Hydroponics, Succulents and Houseplants

Thursday, June 20 | 3 – 5 p.m. | Boone, IA

Mike salamaJoin Mike on a tour of his greenhouse to learn about growing hydroponic tomatoes and greens, and tips on harvest and packaging. Mike will also discuss their various potted plant offerings, including propagation, preferred media for different plants and container choices. The Salama family has also recently installed photovoltaic panels, and Mike will share information about the financing and installation process.

HOST: Mike Salama | Salama Greenhouse and Floral | (515) 432-4374 |

LOCATION: 204 S. Division St. Boone 50036


Salama Greenhouse and Floral is a two-generation, full-service florist and grower serving Boone and the surrounding communities with locally grown flowers, house plants, vegetables and bedding plants. In 2014, Mike Salama began growing hydroponic greens, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, which he sells through grocery stores in Ames and Boone. Community and sustainability are important to the Salamas. Greenhouse dinners featuring local products and chefs have become popular events, and in 2018, the family installed 150kW of photovoltaic solar panels.


  • Greenhouse production
  • Plant propagation
  • Houseplants and succulents
  • Hydroponic lettuce and tomatoes
  • Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Contract seedling production


LOCATION: 204 S. Division St. Boone 50036


From U.S. 30: Head north on S. Story Street (at the four-way stop signs on the highway). Drive for about 1 mile, then turn left onto Park Avenue. After 0.7 mile, turn right onto South Division Street. In 0.4 mile, the greenhouse will be on the right.


Light refreshments will follow the field day.

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