|Posted on June 27, 2012 at 4:00 AM|
Dressed in a pink shirt, pink sweatpants, pink socks and pink glasses, Greta Johnson isn’t the typical worm farmer. Nonetheless, the 12-year-old has found an unusual way to make extra cash. Aluminum wash bins and plastic containers filled with topsoil take up acorner of the basement in her rural Frederic, Wis., home. “This is where the magic happens,” she said. While her peers babysit or help mom and dad for some allowance money, Greta may be one of the youngest business owners around. She started her business, Greta’s Worm Farm, when she was just 10 years old, telling her parents, Sue and Dale Johnson, that she wanted to make some side money. After flipping through a book on odd jobs, they came across worm farming. Two years later, she is fully equipped with business cards, brochures and even more bins.
Source: Pioneer Press Twincities