Geert Hendrix and Serena Lee are not your typical farmers, yet they may be archetypes for agricultural professionals of the future. The pair devised the innovative start-up Farmwall, a small-scale indoor farm offering for restaurants and cafes that allows chefs to grow and harvest their own herbs and microgreens in a space the size of a bookcase.
Our Glowpearian this quarter is Madison based Steven Knurr. Steven is in marketing at a Wisconsin technology consulting firm focusing on healthcare, retail, and manufacturing sectors.
Using his creative talents Steven developed an impressive urban greenhouse that is technology driven. It blends seamlessly with his 'up and coming' neighbourhood, where 'pour over' coffee, fixed geared bikes, and backyard chicken coups are the norm.
Chicago native, Sara Gasbarra, is the founder of Verdura, a full service culinary garden design company working with hotels, restaurants, cafes and businesses all over the US.
Jon Kingston describes himself as a 'free range urban horticulturalist'.
He spends his time designing, installing and maintaining balcony and roof top garden spaces around Sydney, Australia.
Carrie Forrest is California-based blogger sharing inspiration for healthy, balanced living.
Her professional background is in non-profit healthcare fundraising and masters degrees in business administration and in public health (nutrition).
Paul and Angela are New Yorkers, who have been married now for 15 years.
Whilst Angela works in the medical field, Paul spends most of his time in broadcasting, and performing hip-hop around the US as UncommonNasa.
When the couple were able to buy their own home, they didn't want the traditional house with a picket fence and yard.
People often ask Ryan Young what makes him different to other landscape designers, and what is a ‘Sustainable Landscape’?
"The core to ensuring a landscape design is sustainable, is to have a holistic approach built around ‘energy spent to energy gained’." Young explains.