The Plant Economy is a growing business for man who wanted to bring Black representation into gardening

 The Plant Economy is a growing business for man who wanted to bring Black representation into gardening

Many people reconnected with nature during the pandemic. For one metro Detroit man, his plants became his therapy – and then – his business which has grown faster than he ever imagined.

Aaron Dawson is the owner and founder of Plant Economy. He says it started with a life-long love of plants combined with the pandemic, provided an opportunity to plant new seeds – and see a whole lot of growth.

“I wanted something that spoke to positivity and gratitude – so I jumped on Etsy and others and I didn’t find anything that resonated with me,” he said.

But he did find something else.

“What I also found was a lack of representation for Black people in this space, so I was like – let’s create it,” Dawson said.

And so he…

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