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Design company helps build garden site

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who use YourGardenShow.com have a US design company to thank for the website.

The online resource is said to be the world‘s first social media platform dedicated [to] gardens and horticulturalists.

However, it may never have become a reality had it not been for the work of Hot and Pivotal Labs – a San Francisco-based computer software developer.

The firm worked closely with the website‘s founders to create a webspace that would unite garden and greenhouse fans.

“Hot Studio started from scratch with us and built, brick by brick, a market savvy, easy-to-use, beautiful and intuitive website,” explained co-founder Tom Finerty, who is an Emmy Award-winning producer.

Mr Finerty started the online resource with his master gardener wife Lisa Marini with the aim of providing a free site that allows members to share experiences, hints and tips using videos, photos and words.

Meanwhile, publicopiniononline.com has revealed that inmates at Franklin County Jail in Pennsylvania have been taking horticulture lessons with a view to getting them a job on their release.