My name is Melanie Azcuna. I am a local resident of Otay Ranch Chula Vista. One Sunday afternoon, my daughter asked me if she too is a green thumb like me! And to my excitement I took her to home depot plant shopping and spent the rest of the afternoon gardening!
It was originally something I wanted to do with my growing daughter and a channel to promote a sustainable lifestyle as well as an outlet for my creative side.
The House of Plants was established on March 23, 2018. We opened our first storefront in December that year at East Palomar but had to shut it down for all kinds of reasons after 10 months of operation. It was just not the right location among other things. So I started selling from home again but covid hit and sales went really high so in May 16, 2020 I found the perfect spot for my atelier in Bonita.
All my life I have felt an incredible connection to nature. I remember purposely going the long way to my friend’s house so I could pass a wall covered in bougainvillea and take in its beautiful bright colors and delicate flowers. I have always had a sense of awareness that the plants I enjoyed, enjoyed my presence just as much. Plants and people are connected, and together we thrive. I am extremely passionate about environmental sustainability, conservation, and restoration. My goal is to work with companies and organizations that bring plants and people together. The world is filled with so much magic and I believe plants are one of the most magical things on this planet. I believe if we can strengthen the connection we have with plants, we can strengthen the connection we have with the rest of the planet. With this connection, we can love and protect the place we call home. I have a degree in Environmental Science and diverse experience working with plants and people. I want to take everything I have learned thus far and apply it into making the world a greener, healthier, and happier place for all its inhabitants. I am incredibly excited to work with The House of Plants and help bring real plants and real people together.
Everything we do here is geared towards a sustainable lifestyle. We are the only ones in the U.S. that uses terra cotta pots instead of plastic nursery pots. We also only use organic compost soil and don’t use artificial products, such as artificial fertilizers or pesticides. We also try to support as many local artisans by carrying them at the atelier!
Repotting Service at no cost
Office & Home Design for Plant Placements
DYOSA is for the women and by women of San Diego. Services we offer are financial literacy such as building credit, saving money, budgeting, buying home or starting a business. We also offer mentorship programs. Visit our website at www.dyosa.org
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