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NEW YORK — The Bloom & Grow Garden Society is a one-stop-shop for plant parents ready to join a like-minded community of plant friends ready to take the next step in their plant care education.
The founder, Maria Failla, is a self-proclaimed “plant killer turned plant lady” on a mission to help everyone care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in their lives. After wanting to listen to a podcast about houseplant care and not being able to find one, she launched the Bloom & Grow Radio Podcast where she interviews plant experts on a variety of topics.
Throughout her years as a leading voice in the plant hobbyist community, Maria has received countless requests from followers to create a private platform where plant friends can connect off traditional social media, and access high-quality plant science education to further their passion for plants.
The Bloom & Grow Radio Garden Society is her answer to her community’s request.
Maria said, “I created something I wish I had earlier in my journey of going from plant killer to plant lady. When I was falling in love with plants, I craved high-quality education that was beyond a basic blog or YouTube, but didn’t want to splurge on an intense university plant science course with tests and grades. The Bloom & Grow Garden Society fills that void between general, unvetted plant care guidance and expensive college level education- a perfect fit for enthusiasts or aspiring plantrepreneurs who are ready to grow in a deeper, more efficient, affordable way.”
Together, this plant enthusiast (Maria) and plant nerd (Leslie) make the perfect dream team to help plant parents across the spectrum get blooming and get growing, baby! There is no other educational opportunity that provides both horticulturist and enthusiast, to support a community growing together.
Halleck is a dedicated professional horticulturist and life-long gardener and who is passionate about plants, gardening and the horticulture industry. Leslie holds an M.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Biology & Botany from The University of North Texas. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) via The American Society for Horticulture Science and brings with her 30 years of horticulture industry and teaching experience. Halleck is an award-winning writer for industry and consumer publications, as well as a book author of the titles Gardening Under Lights, The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers , Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplant, Vegetables and Flowers, and Tiny Plants; Discover the Joys of Growing and Collecting Itty Bitty Houseplants.
Leslie said, “ As a Certified Professional Horticulturist, my role as the Horticulturist in Residence at The Bloom and Grow Garden Society is to lead members in their plant and gardening learning journeys. My classes on the platform provide members with quality, in-depth plant science and applied horticulture and gardening knowledge to help them grow their plant collections and gardens with confidence and community. What I’m most excited about is that I have a dedicated online (private) classroom in the Bloom and Grow Garden Society where I offer students direct access to high-level quality plant and horticulture classes they otherwise may never have access to unless they are enrolled at a university. Our live AHAs sessions – where I spend one-on-one time with members who join the session to coach them on previous class lecture questions, or their own plants and gardens – is a particularly fun and rewarding part of our community experience.”
The Bloom & Grow Garden Society is intentionally priced at the cost of one 8-inch plant per month ($39.99) or get two months free when signing up for an annual membership that is less than one university horticulture course ($399.99).
“I hope the Garden Society offers a safe space for plant parents to have one-of-a-kind, cost-effective access to university-level education at their fingertips,” said Failla. “Whether you’re a plant killer like I once was, a veteran gardener or anything in between, the Garden Society is promised to be the kindest, plantiest platform to meet and bloom and grow together.”
Here is a press kit with Garden Society Logos and promo materials.
To join the Garden Society visit www.jointhegardensociety.com
If you are a business in the horticulture industry interested in purchasing memberships for employees, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
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