Next Generation of Green Thumbs

Photos by Kayla Renie/The Herald
Eric Barth of St. Anthony, left, and his wife, Gabby, pick out plants for their yard at Green Thumb Floral & Garden Center in Jasper on Wednesday. "We're going through something as rough as COVID-19," said Natalie Combs, co-owner and manger of Green Thumb. "But there is a whole new generation of folks that are learning something about gardening. When you see grocery stores empty and you realize how fragile our food system is, if you can do something as small as grow your own lettuce or tomatoes, there's a real sense of pride and accomplishment in that."

 

A greenhouse full of plants at Green Thumb Floral & Garden Center in Jasper on Wednesday. "Although we were already tight-knit, through all this it's definitely made my staff closer," said Natalie Combs, co-owner and manger of Green Thumb. "I'm so thankful for those that haven't gardened before who are now trying their hand at it. Business has been good for us."

 




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