Empowering Gardens in Forest Park. File photo

The nonprofit garden center, Empowering Gardens, which offers career opportunities to people with disabilities, has opened its winter store at 7736 Madison St. in Forest Park, one door down from the permanent garden center.

The store will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Use of the building was donated by Jack Strand, according to Ana Solares, Empowering Gardens’ director of operations.

“We are grateful to Jack Strand for allowing us to use his building,” Solares said. “Last year we worked from trailers and it was difficult for our staff and the houseplants. Thanks to Jack this year, we have a large, warm and safe place for our employees, customers and plants.”

The winter shop will sell employee-created items, houseplants, winter decorations and gardening supplies. Customers who prefer non-contact shipping can purchase online at empoweringgardensinc.org. Delivery is available.