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Horticulture Department Alumna, Mandy O’Shea, Operates A Flourishing Fruit & Flower Farm


ManThe OSheas at 3 Porch Farmdy O’Shea (‘03) and her husband Steve spend their days planting, pruning, harvesting and delivering their locally-grown and crafted products from “3 Porch Farm.”  They sell beautiful and unique flower bouquets, seasonal fruits, delicious ‘Honeypops’ (frozen fruit + honey freezies), syrups, seasonings and more to devoted customers in the Athens and metro-Atlanta area. The couple has worked with determination to blend their commitment to upholding high environmental and social ethics while maintaining a profitable business. To that end, they have retrofitted farm vehicles and buildings to renewable power sources, adhere to the Certified Naturally Grown label, and make an effort to cultivate and support relationships within the community. They also manage a full-service floral design studio, Moonflower, which specializes in weddings and special events.