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Our Mission:

At Sunstone Garden LLC, we aim to promote and preserve gardening as a fundamental skill. We advocate for gardening on an individual level through our services, goods, and mobile learning garden. The personal motto of Sunstone, as stated by Irisa Green in 2016, is "Creative empathy exceeds the purest intent". At Sunstone, we strive to go beyond good intentions and change people's perspectives on the gardening industry. We believe that gardening is a necessary skill that should be preserved for the future, and we work towards this by forming creative personal relationships with our clients and educating people on modern and historical eco-friendly garden practices.

Who We Are & What We Do

Sunstone Garden LLC is a family-operated company located in Struthers, Ohio, and is owned by Irisa Green, a gardener, handcrafter, and writer. Her husband, Daniel, is in charge of Sunstone's hardscaping and woodworking faucets, while a team of seasonal gardeners assists them.

Our team is available for garden advice, planning, installing, and maintenance of food & flower gardens as well as gravesite gardening. One of our favorite services is garden assistance, where Irisa and her team of gardeners help aging gardeners with various garden chores. It's important to note that Sunstone is NOT a landscaping service, although there might be some crossover between the two. We take pride in setting ourselves apart from conventional landscape companies in the area.  GARDEN SERVICES.

 

Apart from gardening, we also create handmade garden supplies and gifts. We harvest, label, and carefully package fresh herbs, dry herbs, and other items from Sunstone's garden located in Struthers, Ohio. THE GARDEN SHOP

We offer a one-of-a-kind gardening experience called a Mobile Learning Garden, also known as a Garden on the Go, for community events, facilities, and other occasions. This program was launched in May of this year and is the first of its kind in our area. It provides an interactive and exceptional learning experience for adults and children alike.  MOBILE GARDEN

A Bit About the Owner:

My name is Irisa D. (Flowers) Green, and I have always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit, innate cognitive abilities, and boundless creativity. Early in life, I developed a special interest in reading and writing. I enjoyed perfecting my handwriting and often sought refuge in the library, earning Book-It coupons and attending many an Authors' Tea. After that, I continued delving into English and eventually participated in the YSU English Festival. I graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 2005.

During my early adulthood, I embraced motherhood and became a stay-at-home mom. However, I never lost sight of my entrepreneurial spirit and continued to pursue my creative passions. I used Etsy and local craft shows as my primary platforms to showcase various handcrafts.

After my third child was born, I developed a strong interest in volunteerism and sociology. I wanted to encourage my children to help the community, so I volunteered at Fellows Riverside Gardens in 2015. I enjoyed it so much that I became an employee in 2016. I immersed myself in gardening, completed the OSU Mahoning County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer course, volunteered with Youngstown Cityscape, and founded the Mahoning River Garden Club in 2020.

With the support of my husband, Daniel, who is my first and forever love, I spend my days immersed in motherhood and cultivating my small business, Sunstone Garden LLC. Sunstone encompasses all my passions under one umbrella—I enjoy gardening for others, giving gardening advice, making crafts, and nurturing my family from my garden. After almost twenty years, I have rekindled my passion for writing and am currently working on a children's gardening book targeted at early readers.

Sunstone is much more than a business for me. It is a personal brand and serves as a beacon for living intentionally in my truth and projecting my light into the world. Through Sunstone, I will help people connect with nature and continue my efforts to make a lasting impact in my community.

Why did I name my company Sunstone?

Simply put, it resonates so deeply for me, both nostalgically and presently. My most peaceful moments are those when the Sun is beaming down on my body with its warmth, guidance, and reassurance. Sunstone possesses energy that is as bright and cheery as its vibrant aesthetic, and it is linked with the playful whimsy of childhood. While maintaining the daily stress of adulting in the modern world, Sunstone reminds us to keep a healthy balance between daily demands and fun in the sun.

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3-10-2016, a photo of the actual flower and the moment that led me to discover a flickering light in the darkness, which grew into a full, shining business.

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