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Mighty & Tiny: Microgreens from Green Girl Produce

Green Girl Produce was founded in 2012 by Emma Self Treadwell, and she continues to be the President, CEO, and
micro-wizard in the company. She saw a need for locally-produced microgreens, and she began growing “micros”
in the parking lot of Sweet Grass/Next Door, with the support and encouragement from Chef Ryan Trimm
(member of Across the Board Restaurant Group) where she was working at the time. She moved the operation
to a corner office in the Emerge Memphis building while she perfected her system and experimented with the
tiny plants. With the move inside, Green Girl became Tennessee’s first vertical indoor vertical farm. Today, the
company has expanded by adding more staff and moving into a larger (and spotlessly clean) warehouse space,
owned by the other members within the Across The Board restaurant group, Craig Blondis and Roger Sapp.
Jennifer Payne joined her last year, and together they are working to grow the company along with microgreens.
“I am the ‘how,’” Jennifer said, “and Emma is the ‘wow!’”

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Put on Some Red Lipstick and Live a Little

“If you have red lipstick, sunglasses, and wear black, you can go anywhere,” laughingly says Cathy Farrell, 4Memphis magazine account executive. Cathy’s red lipstick is part of her signature style, but sadly her favorite red lipstick was discontinued. Cathy rationed what she had left and wore it sparingly (mainly for special occasions). Recently, she was able to get the exact …

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Manduu Fitness: The 21st Century Workout

Manduu Fitness: The 21st Century Workout By Sandi Butler HughesPhotos courtesy of Manduu America Technology has advanced almost every aspect of everyday life. Now, technology is changing the fitness industry with the introduction of Manduu. Manduu utilizes electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to create a workout experience that is effective, fast, and easy. The entire Manduu process is unlike any other …

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Memphis Voice Teacher Launches Her Students to the National Stage

Diane Carden-Hendon has been lending her vocal talent and expertise for about 50 years as a vocal coach/teacher. Diane grew up in Jackson, Tennessee, and you could say that teaching and music are in her DNA. Diane’s father was a teacher, and her mother was a voice and piano teacher. “When I was in 7th grade, I started teaching my mother’s beginner piano lessons,” Diane says. She attended the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and with a major in music.
After graduating college, Diane came to Memphis and taught music in Shelby County Schools. She got married and moved to Virginia, where she lived for twenty years, raised her two sons, John and Billy, and directed a group called the Judgement Day Refreshment Committee, composed of 75 church members, and they toured the East coast singing contemporary Christian music. Diane also taught voice and piano during her years living in Virginia.

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Intercoiffure America Canada: 2019 Fall Atelier

Sheila Wilson & Chris Appleton Sheila Wilson, Owner of Master Design Salon & Wellness Studio, is the President of Intercoiffure America Canada, and will serve as president for the next three years. Intercoiffure Mondial, located in Paris, is a global organization for salon owners representing 40 countries. Each country has their own membership within their region/country. America Canada is the …

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The Container Store

We could hardly contain our excitement last year when we heard that The Container Store, the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, was coming to the Memphis area and has now opened in Germantown!

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ABLE: A Series

Kallen Prosterman has a story to tell: a story of inclusion and representation of disability in the arts, and the desire to change the way disability is currently portrayed in media. Kallen has created and produced ABLE: A Series, that will premiere on Amazon Prime September 12, 2019.
ABLE: A Series features Kallen, along with co-producer/co-creator Alie B. Gorrie, as hosts who join various figures in film, television, theatre, and entertainment with real experiences in and with the disabled and neurodiverse communities to discuss how storytellers can create more representative and truthful narratives. “We facilitate conversations with a panel of guests – including recent Tony winner Ali Stroker, Seinfeld’s Danny Woodburn, and comedian Maysoon Zayid,” Kallen says.