About the Mission
It's a long story. But, in a nutshell, we met and fell in love 37 years ago. Amy & Joel. We married, had two sons, raised them, and built a deep love for family and home along the way. Home has always involved gardening and connecting with nature. We moved to a new neighborhood in 2014 and began building relationships that would change our lives. You can read more about our life changing experience here.
We’re grateful for each of you.
Thank you for believing in the BB Garden Style initiative and showing your support by shopping the BB Garden Style Shop, purchasing a ticket to the BB Garden Style Workshop, or making a donation. Because of your help, we’ve been able to:
Provide rent assistance to a local family of 7 for one year
Provide transportation assistance to local families
Give a high school girl the opportunity to pursue a dream of building a modeling portfolio
Give a young mother the chance to expand her experience in cosmetology
Provide orthodontic treatment for a young man
Provide occasional work opportunities to local mothers
Provide assistance for various opportunities for local youth (including sports camp tuition, driver’s education, letter jacket purchase, etc)
The Botanical Brouhaha - Garden Style Shop
Part of fulfilling the mission involved partnering with Market 1023 to create the Botanical Brouhaha Garden Style Shop. This space allows us to feature garden-inspired products while providing occasional work opportunities for our local community members. Find out more about the shop and how you can be involved as a customer, maker, or sponsor here.
The Botanical Brouhaha Garden Style Workshop Series
After partnering with Market 1023 to create the Botanical Brouhaha Garden Style Shop, we soon realized we could accomplish even more with the help of industry friends. Holly Chapple and Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD partnered with us to launch the Botanical Brouhaha Garden Style Workshop Series November 5-6, 2018. On April 2, 2019, two more flower friends, Francoise Weeks and Jennifer Ederer, traveled to Downtown Bryan for the second workshop in the series. In November 2019, Susan McLeary, Phil John Perry, and Holly Chapple will join us for the next workshop in the Botanical Brouhaha Workshop Series.