Mark Ponchak

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Business is Blooming: The story of McConnelsville’s lavender shop

Written and Photos by Cam Robertson In 2015, Mark Ponchak planted his first lavender plant on a whim. Eight years later, what started as a quirky experiment grew into a robust lavender operation featuring over 800 plants.   A box of old mail—that conveniently had some lavender enclosed— inspired Ponchak to plant his first plot of […]

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