Growing Through COVID-19


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In the pandemic’s darkest hour, the family owners of a 144-year-old garden center must decide if they will grow on or go out of business. What happens next is remarkably inspiring.

During the 2020 Pandemic, you heard on the news the struggles that small businesses faced. “Growing Through COVID-19” gives you an intimate look inside what really happened.

This feature-length, independent documentary brings to life the dramatic story that a 144-year-old, family-run Garden Center endured. In March of 2020, the family seriously considered shutting down their business forever.  With an original musical score and an abundance of beautiful plants throughout, the film shows how they quickly changed their business to adapt to the times and reopen.  During the pandemic’s darkest hours, they helped thousands of new people try gardening for the first time and witness the grounding comfort and satisfaction they received from putting their hands in the dirt.

Year: 2022
Director(s): Genevieve Skehan
Starring: This documentary features the real workers and owners of Russell's Garden Center, a small business located in Boston, Ma.
Runtime (minutes): 90
Rating: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give "parental guidance". May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)
Language: English
Country(s): USA
Color: Color
Writer(s): Genevieve Skehan
Editor(s): Myra Boutros
Cinematographer(s): Nikki Bramley, P.H. O'Brien, Genevieve Skehan
Producer(s): Elizabeth Russell-Skehan, Genevieve Skehan

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