Greetings. My name is Gregg Harris, and my son's name is James. Together we make up the team behind Roosevelt's Terrariums.
I, (Gregg) am an old hippie from the late 1960s. I am now 62 and semi-retired from my work as a conference speaker and seminar presenter. I speak on life-style options and decisions (e.g. marriage, family, educational strategies, home & family business, and other aspects of family life. Roosevelt's Terrariums is a real business, but it is also a "laboratory" for my research on home and family business. I speak and write on what I learn. In Roosevelt's I get to test out ideas about small business reform.
As an avocation, I am also a Theodore Roosevelt affection-ado (hence the name, Roosevelt's Terrariums). I even "reprise" the life and times of President Roosevelt in full period attire, as An Eventing with Theodore Roosevelt.
I have seven children, all grown up and moved out now, except for James, my youngest. I am a widower (my wife passed away in 2010) and so I am also a single father. It's not easy, but as as we say, "Life is hard, but God is good."
James, age 14, is a student. He is also an aspiring artist and a very good photographer. I love him and I am very proud of him. I want to finish well as a dad.
In 2014 James & I decided to down-size from our large home in the country to move into our little live/work apartment/terrarium shop here in the city. Roosevelt's Terrariums is a "tiny business," and we hope to stir up a "tiny business movement" to reform the way people do small home and family business. I will write on what I discover in the experiment as we go.
But in spite of our small size, Roosevelt's Terrariums offers the best terrariums available anywhere. No brag, just fact. If we don't already have it or do it, we can get it or learn it.
Come and See for Yourself
That is basically who we are. So come visit our shop here in the wonderfully weird Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon.