One of my favorite quotes is "Gardening is the slowest form of art."
I have been an entrepreneur since I was 11-years-old when I sold art and put on art shows in the town of Chelan to raise the money for a my first laptop and digital camera. Since then I have worked as an office manager in a medical clinic organizing paperwork and billing, I have managed multiple businesses, studied sustainable agriculture in college, worked on multiple farms, and helped in farmers markets, I have also been dabbling and studying all things mycology for the last four years now. I have a broad range of skills, along with an incredible support network with every skillset you can name spread out across the country wanting to see me succeed. I am confident I can bring this business to life, as well as sustain it and help it to grow.
I need to make the world a better place for my daughter, and I believe this is how I am supposed to do it.
Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti inspired me several years ago with his Ted Talk video 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. If I can just take a fraction of that, to help transform this extraction based economy towards a more sustainable community centered and uplifting space it will all be worth it. If the business I create can keep tons of tons of waste out of landfills each year, transform it into delicious exotic mushrooms, and teach people how to grow and preserve their own food, inspire them to live fuller and more connected lives, then I can die with a smile on my face knowing I did what I could to leave the next generations a healthier world.