I started Homegrown to help communities reduce our dependence on global supply chains and corporations.
When Covid first swept the US, I was shocked to see empty grocery store shelves. As I worked in career coaching, most of my clients said they would rather live simply than pursue a career in our modern civilization.
I resonated deeply with this. I’m a hobby gardener, and I love growing my own food. I don’t like having to chase income just to be able to afford basic necessities. Maybe you resonate with this too.
There are millions of people who like to grow their own food. And most of them are better at it than I am… 😂 So I started asking myself:
What if we gardeners could feed our neighborhoods? What if my garden was productive enough to feed my friends & family?
Could it free them up to spend more time on their passions? And could I earn enough to no longer need a job?
That’s what I’ve set out to discover with Homegrown. The main goal is not to build a big, profitable company. It’s to increase food stability and connect people to the Earth & one another.
Homegrown is an Arizona nonprofit on a mission to create food sovereignty—that means a local food system that people own and operate ourselves, to be truly free.
If you’d like to join the project in some way, simply fill out this form or email me at [email protected]. 😌