First and foremost I'd like to thank everyone that supported the last Verment campaign. You have no idea how much the support means to me. Those that supported me in the last campaign sacrificed to do so. That sacrifice honestly motivated me to sacrifice even more. Passion is the major motivator in what I do and I feel that same passion from my supporters.
Since the last campaign I decided to take on schooling again. I also accepted a night time position at a walnut processing factory. I did this to secure my goals like the last campaign was designed to do. Things don’t always work out the way we plan. What happens however always works out, one way or the other. I feel I’m exponentially farther with the project now after the last few months, both financially and mentally. The things I have learned supervising at a multi million dollar factory will change my daily operations at the farm and already have in some ways. The Agricultural Science degree I am close to achieving will also help the security of the farm and new product ventures. Thank you again everyone that supports, even if it’s not financially , the mental energy we put out into the universe is a real thing. I accept all forms of love.
This message was to everyone that’s been with me. It’s an insight to anyone reading for the first time. Below is a brief history and explanation of what I’ve been doing and trying to do. Thanks for reading.
I began my journey as a gardener ahead of my time. I was 19 years old (spring 2001). I was lucky and a friend in the industry opened an organic garden store and wanted me on board. We were the first hydroponic store in our town. I was in charge of soil and customer service. This is where my love of soil really began. In 2009 I began working commercially with soil and started my own company. By 2011 I had learned worms were the key to soil.
Soil led me right to my passion of worms. I started working with worms in 2011 and have dedicated my entire life building my worm farm and vermi-compost brand Grain Fed Worm Casting. Little did I know then, but worms have opened a new universe entirely, microorganisms, both bacteria and fungi.
This is where the new project comes in. A combination of both worlds vermicompost plus bacterial and fungal fermentation.
I have been perfecting a vermicompost the past two years. However I wanted to go about it creating a product that was anaerobically stable. Something that could sit on a shelf in a store but still give life to your soil. In the end, another love of mine set the direction of Verment, beer.
I create a malted barley derived beer wort, but instead of creating beer we create Verment.
Ingredients: water, malted barley extract, and brewer's yeast.
Risks and challenges
This Kickstarter program negates the risks involved in starting a new product line. The traditional risks for a startup company however do not apply to this funding campaign. I am trying to gather funding for a new product from an existing business of 7 years. I have overcome many obstacles since conception and have a solid foundation because of it. I know I will achieve this goal. One way or the other.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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