MOTHER EARTH GARDENS
Paige Pelini and Karen O'Connor are co-owners of Mother Earth Gardens. In the space of six weeks, they've had to change their way of doing business three different times: from phone orders to creating an online store to opening to the public with the latest executive order. As a result of COVID-19, they've lost a few longer term employees, have applied for assistance, and implemented protocols for sanitation and social distancing while being open to the public to keep both staff and customers safe. In Karen's words: "We are happy to have a purpose. It feels good to be able to give something and to help people experience some beauty and joy. We are doing great because of the community - a wholehearted thank you to our staff and to our customers for working together during this difficult and strange time."