Jenna Holmes is impossible to put in a box. The former P.E teacher is the founder of Plant Mama, a business that she describes as ‘curated plant chaos’! Actually, her job involves creating and maintaining lush indoor jungles for her clients, ranging from residential homes, to commercial projects for the likes of Lululemon and Google.
Jenna initially launched her plant-styling business in 2017 with a portfolio website, built using Squarespace. Since then, she’s expanded her business to include merchandise, an online store… and wait for it – private dinner events! ‘Pasta Mama’ is the sister business to Plant Mama, where Jenna collaborates with chefs to host ticketed dinner parties in her leafy studio space.
Pre-covid, Jenna’s Pasta Mama parties were a runaway success, selling out months in advance. But of course, 2020 had other plan for Jenna. As for so many of us, the past year threw up a heap of challenges for both of Jenna’s businesses, but nothing stifles this Plant Mama’s spirit!
In this podcast conversation, Jenna shares the story behind launching both her brands, the passion that drives her, and how she has built and grown two very different businesses from the ground up, without missing a beat!
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