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It’s no shock that gardening skyrocketed into the hearts—and onto the social media pages—of many Individuals through the pandemic. It’s one of many fastest-growing hobbies, but it surely’s additionally nothing new. Grasp gardeners have been honing their craft for years. And but up to now 12 months, we’ve seen increasingly more celebrities exhibiting an curiosity in (and generally even a light fascination with) gardening and different residence initiatives, after which parlaying that into enterprise ventures.
A latest article in the New York Times highlighted Drew Barrymore’s gig with a brand new lawn-care subscription service. Keep in mind that till final spring, when she planted her first garden, the actress, businesswoman, and TV host doubted her means to backyard.
“I didn’t assume I might do that,” Barrymore instructed the New York Occasions.
So, our query is: Do celebrities actually should be seen because the face (or, within the case of Barrymore, the co-chief inventive officer) of a house and/or gardening firm, in the event that they don’t have as a lot expertise as, say, a seasoned skilled with a decrease profile and smaller platform? Why are we so fast to take recommendation from celebrities—even contemplate them “guides” or “gurus”—after they’ve barely confirmed their hand at abilities like gardening, furnishings making, or beekeeping? How does merely exhibiting an curiosity in a preferred passion qualify anybody to type an empire round it? On this week’s episode of “Home Get together,” we get into the the reason why this appears a bit backward.
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