The American Community Gardening Association strives to increase and enhance community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. Its binational network of professionals, volunteers, and supporters of community greening help promote and support all aspects of community gardening, urban forestry, and preservation of open spaces. The association supplies community groups and schools with information and education to boost children's interest in fruits and vegetables and increase their relationship with nature, recognizing that community gardens work to stimulate social interaction, beautify, and promote sustainability.
A lush, diverse ecosystem of colorful plants and eye-opening exhibits await patrons to the Franklin Park Conservatory. Unveil the mystery behind carnivorous greenery at the interactive Savage Gardens display (through November 14), where visitors can observe a feeding of a Venus flytrap (1 p.m. daily), learn about how carnivorous plants digest horsefly gizzards, or grill a cactus on the latest fruit bat gossip. Feel free to stroll the museum's signature collection of original Dale Chihuly glass art, which decorates 12 gorgeous installments, or watch as in-house professional glass blowers use small puffs of air and careful craftsmanship to create twinkling vessels and life-size Burton Gilliam sculptures.
Signature service: Photography
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Nikon
Pro Tip: I work out of a fully professional shop, which includes three studios and an onsite print lab.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
In-studio and on-location photography services, with video being optional
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
In my business I provide memories. I always say, you should be in the picture, not taking it. Oftentimes I've taken the last picture of someone before they have passed away, and their family expressed their gratitude.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
As a small child, watching my father. Later in life, I networked with a few people and started my own team.
With more than 30 years of combined experience and numerous competition wins, Rachel and Adam Maynard of Inspiration to Movement lead students in dance and Pilates classes. A sprung floor acts as the stage for classes such as Vaganova ballet—a Russian method developed esteemed dancer Agrippina Vaganova and beta-tested by thousands of music-box ballerinas. The Pilates studio peers over Franklin Park, providing a scenic location for cultivating strength, flexibility, and balance. The dancing partners also offer music-editing services for dance performances, and perform themselves for special functions.
The chauffeurs helming the Rollin With The Jones' charter vans and buses whisk passengers off to myriad destinations both in and out of state, from local casinos to major cities. Travelers board their chariots at an agreed-upon public destination, and then relax and enjoy the flat-rate trip, never having worry about incurring extra charges for encouraging every passing trucker to honk. Popular trips include the annual excursions to the Macy's Music Festival and the Detroit Ribs R&B Jazz Fest, as well as other individual trips added throughout the year.
When asked about her choice of career, Juli Burris often breaks into a smile and says, "I do what I love and love what I do." She turned her passion for relieving tension into a career at Miami-Jacobs Career College, where she honed techniques such as Swedish bodywork, deep-tissue pressure, and removing a six-foot party sub from a fanny pack. Juli offers all of these services and more out of her private Knead Deep Therapy studio.