Name of business: Green Aura Plant Life
Type of business: Backyard discount nursery
Location: 694 Mitchell Ave. in Turlock
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment Sunday through Monday
Contact information: 209-202-8839; firstname.lastname@example.org; @green_aura_plant_life on Instagram
Specialty: Indoor plants for all skill levels
History of business:
Like many people throughout the country and the world, Turlock resident Audrina Mae’s world was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. The single mother lost her job thanks to the virus that shut the globe down, and as a result her mental health took a turn for the worst.
Also like many, Mae found solace in taking care of indoor plants — a quarantine hobby that not only helped pull her out of depression, but resulted in a business she could call her own.
“I found that plants were very therapeutic for me,” Mae said. “I really wanted to collect plants, but I couldn’t afford them.”
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