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From the Bottom of Our Hearts.

We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who made it out to our POTTED event at 433 Granby St. It was our most successful event yet! People crowded around our terrarium building table to learn The Way of the Succulent and give their plant companions a new home. Our vision came to life, and we enjoyed having our plants mingle among Melissa’s ADHD Driven fashions and Ashley’s carefully crafted felt-flower arrangements and decor. We even had Maniac Mike pop up outside to serenade the downtown streets with his fluid sax notes. A spectacular time indeed, we truly appreciate all the support from our neighbors at Field GuidePlatinum Salon, and the Barrel Room, for their generosity and promotions, and of course, Grow for giving us the opportunity to use the space. Most of all, we thank you for continuing to support our dream and hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.
COMING UP:

FATHER'S DAY POPUP
This Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Toast (2406 Colonial Ave., Norfolk) [more]

CURE BENEFIT BASH
This Saturday, plants and make-own-options at 433 Granby St., 5 to 7 p.m. [more]

THE BIRCH
You know the drill, pints & plants. June 30, 7 p.m.  [more]

FAMILY FUN DAY
Join us at The Chrysler on July 11th for terrarium demonstrations.
[more]

SUNDAY BRUNCH
Join us at Kitsch for breakfast and terrariums on July 26th. [more]
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Meet the Team

JOHN REGAN WHARTON #planthustler
John thrives on making connections and engaging with people. Holding an English Degree from Penn State, and a Labor Relations minor. He is no stranger to small business management and development. Friends say he often captures an experience in a string of energetic and poetic words. A published writer and part time doodler. He is passionate about life and creating with others. This spills over into his terrarium classes. One customer exclaimed, “I wish I was as passionate about just one thing as John is about succulents!” This passion inspired John to go for it, and start a business focused on these plants. He also loves his position as Marketing Director for American Classic Self Storage, where he continues to assist others with a self storage solution. A dreamer by nature, John gets excited about trying out new ideas and enjoys giving back to the community.

"Nothing important is ever done alone."

ASHLEY GROVE MARS
With a degree in Journalism Graphics from Ball State University, Ashley seeks to capture ideas, feelings, and messages in beautiful, thoughtfully designed graphics. She enjoys decorating, crafting, creating and networking. Dedicated to her city and its progress, Ashley participates in a number of local initiatives to increase Norfolk’s appreciation and practice of art and brings a special enthusiasm to cultivating a vibrant young community downtown. She recently accepted a position as Creative Director for Vow Magazine and has helped numerous local startups with their branding, which is essential for the success of any young company. An essential corner of the Glass Gardens triangle, Ashley provides design, marketing, social media and branding expertise.

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
- Dorothy B. Parker

HEATHER PHILLIPS
Heather enjoys capturing experiences through engaging written stories. She is on a mission promoting positive change through small intentional actions, which are cataloged on her blog, smallactscount.org. With a degree in Interactive Media from the School of Media Arts and Design at JMU, she understands the role media plays in shaping the world and the power it has over cultural norms and behaviors. She hopes to help small businesses that stand for positive change use media with intention. Being a member of the Glass Gardens team represents a unique opportunity to practice this goal. Eager to learn and help, Heather completes the Glass Gardens team trifecta by providing website, social media, and content and event organization support.

"Only through our actions do we manifest the reality of our destiny."

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