Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?
We want to expand to a bigger place, where we can have urban farm examples and experiments and where we can have more people at the time, or several meetings going on simultaneously, Our dream is to have a place with a classroom also, where the informal environmental education can take place. We would like to diversify solutions and help people grow their own food, but knowing why. We want more people from all ages and backgrounds to know the impact of food on the environment and their possibilities for solutions.
We want to be able to support more projects, and have a bigger library of ideas and resources . We want to expand the amount of youth engaged with various projects and the cooperation among them.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
So far, we have been working with our own social enterprise which is a catering service oh healthy and conscious food. We deliver food with low environmental impact to people and events. While there, we explain people about sustainable diets and the importance on the environment, and show them how delicious it can be! With this money we have been supporting the house.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Personally I have worked with microfinancing in Nepal with trafficked woman. We gave them grants/loans together with vocational training so they can start their own small business. I learnt that you have to have plan A, B, C... that many things can go wrong, but you have to keep trying.
Other people from the group have also had experience with entrepreneurial activities, such as green communications, a ecological ranch in the woods and others.