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Dear Ric and Jenn,


I needed to say something about the experience this last weekend. How wonderful it was to be a part of such an operation. To watch your place of business and your employees , and you, transformed to continue to serve your community. To push past obstacles so that the ongoing pledge, through commerce, to deliver LIFE to your fellow human beings. Life to brighten their homes, Life to feed body and spirit.The dictionary definition of CAN DO should read Jericho Nursery and the FAMILY of workers there in. I hope I helped to keep spirits up in the midsts of a demanding task. Thank you for the opportunity to contribute.       

Peace, Gene

Gene Corbin - Musician

Gardening Angels... unmasked.

Susan

So… how did I end up at Jericho? I have a business where I teach yoga to the elderly in assisted living homes, Alzheimer’s and dementia units and also independent living.. and I saw things starting to shut down and was keeping up with the news and I thought “Oh my gosh! I might need to get another job! So I emailed Jericho and told them “I have a degree in fine arts and art history, I’m a master gardener, a 25 year Albuquerque home gardener, and I have been a patron of Jericho for a long time and I would love to work here!” And in part I was looking for extra income because my daughter is going to Syracuse law school starting in the fall and I thought if I could work three days a week… and Rick said “Please, can you work full time?”

So I work Wednesday through Sunday and do video yoga with some of my clients on Mondays and Tuesdays, and I am SO grateful to be here. I love it here. I love working with everybody that works here, and love the plants. I love to use my art and help people make wonderful flower gardens. It’s amazing what combinations of textures and colors can do if you have artistic training and can share it with people. I’m planning to be here NEXT year!

(What Susan doesn’t realize is how artsy we need to be around Halloween and Christmas!)

Lily

I started at Rolands in the early 70’s. Jericho is like a family. We love each other and we love plants and the people who shop here!

Janna

My Dad made me do it. I came out from Arizona and I’m learning a ton about plants, flowers, trees.. stuff that I never knew. I have been working in a restaurant since I was 15. I love people, I love communication with people and making them happy. Although I don’t know a ton about the nursery business I do know a ton about people and how to make them happy. That ties into this, and I’m catching on.

Mikayla

I just graduated from high school; this is my first job. I like everything here… the plants, the people, everything. I want to stay in the plant nursery business. I plan to major in botany when I go to college!

Kiana

Kiana grew up on a small farm in northern Idaho where her father took great pride in teaching his children about the native trees and plants on their property, quizzing them on the different species and helping them collect samples of everything for various school projects over the years.  Her mother, an avid houseplant rehabilitator, tended a large vegetable garden each summer and often tried to persuade her daughters to help with more than just grazing on the snackable produce throughout the season – “She always wanted us to help her plant seeds and help with the seemingly endless weeding, but our attention spans never lasted too long before we jetted off to play with our various dogs, cats, horses, ducks, and pigs!  So I’m afraid I didn’t glean nearly as much gardening knowledge as I could have growing up!”  

After college, Kiana worked a series of jobs in Special Education, homeowners’ association management, and commercial real estate and property management before moving to Albuquerque in 2017.  She came to Jericho excited to work in a non-office setting for a company that truly embraces the merits of local ownership and community connection.  “I wanted to be outside, working physically as well as mentally, and connecting with my new local community.  It’s been amazing to work with customers who, ninety percent of the time, are thrilled to set foot on the Jericho property and arrive excited and ready to shop, visit, and learn about anything and everything plant-related.  It’s also pretty incredible to me to be given the leeway to truly help people achieve their goals for their visit, regardless of their gardening experience, available time investment, or budget parameters – no ridiculous pressure to rush people in and out, hit certain profit margins, etc.  I have learned more about plants than I ever thought possible in a short amount of time because the entire Jericho staff brings with them an insane amount of cumulative plant (and life) knowledge, and every single one of them is always happy to teach me whatever they can.  I couldn’t have asked for a better “work family” to fall into upon arriving in New Mexico than what I found with Rick, Jen, and the rest of the crew.”

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