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Why This Boise Woman Started A Gardening Business During COVID

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Jamie Brennan started Gold Feather Gardens as a coaching service for new green thumbs.


As warmer weather arrives in Idaho, you may be getting your gardening gloves on. But for less experienced green thumbs, you may be frustrated and less than happy with what springs up in your garden. Maybe you started a garden for the first time last year as a pandemic hobby but aren’t sure if it’s worth the effort this year. 

Jamie Brennan wants you to try again. When the pandemic forced her to find a new career after her job in magazine writing dried up, she shifted to the hyper local world of kitchen gardening. Brennan started a garden coaching business in Boise last spring, with the goal of getting more people to grow food from their backyards, windows and balconies.


She tells Idaho Matters how new gardeners can gain confidence in the dirt and feed themselves this year.




Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!