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40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Leah James

Company

James Greenhouses, Colbert, Ga.

Job Title

Co-Owner

Accomplishments

Recipient of Young Professional Award from Georgia Green Industry Association; First generation grower, along with her husband Ken, established nationally recognized young plant company from the ground up; Member of Georgia Green Industry Association, Southern Nursery Association, and Perennial Plant Association

Extracurricular

Hobbies: reading, shopping and crossword puzzles. Can’t live without: the Howard Stern Show. Favorite food: Enchiladas poblanas from Agua Linda in Athens, Ga.

Fun Facts

All in the Family: Mother and stepfather started garden center/hardware store about the same time Leah and Ken founded James Greenhouses. “The four of us have been able to share in the ups and downs of building a business together…and both companies are healthy and growing.”





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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.887.9008
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