40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Jessie Jacobson


Tonkadale Greenhouse

Job Title

President, Owner, Gardener


  • Provides vegetable starts and seeds to community gardens, a not-for-profit teaching farm and school gardens. These gardens produce up to 20,000 pounds of produce annually.
  • Named to Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine’s 2016 Home & Design 100 that recognizes those individuals who “add style and wow” to the Twin Cities.


Can’t Live Without: Coffee, a legal pad and a sharp pencil.

Fun Facts

Bow Queen: Jessie has a black belt in tying bows. “I have tied tens of thousands of bows in my career. Customers often ask if I went to school to learn this skill. I say, ‘Of course!’ I invented pine cones on a stick.”

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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.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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