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    Let It Grow at Sterner’s Stems

    To meet Melissa Sterner is to meet a real-life magician.


    This lifelong Allentonian makes smiles appear daily. Sometimes hourly.


    Her whimsical planters—some are teacups, some are old guitars, some yet to be discovered—can’t help but spark a smile; usually followed by the words, “Now how in the world did she come up with that?”


    That’s Melissa for you—this artist and plant store/plant studio owner not only grows most of her own succulents, she even handpicks every single plant and item in her store. “I love getting lost in the details!” she said.


    If she’s not floating around her cozy, green shop, Melissa can usually be found at a local school or preschool, teaching children about the wonderful world of terrariums.


    Looking for a way to spend an afternoon with the kids? The perfect date night? Or perhaps a BYOB ladies’ night? Let Melissa Sterner be your guide! Committed to the growth of downtown Allentown and the surrounding community, Melissa shares her creativity with others by hosting “build your own terrarium” classes and events for adults and children alike. No appointment needed—come in with an idea, leave with a treasure…and a smile.

    Kids Planting Classes every Saturday 10AM–12PM
    Plant & Sip every Wednesday 5–8PM