Monday, January 26, 2009
I have decided to try and tackle my next entrepreneurial activity. I wanted my next business to be successful, but also sustainable and socially conscious to the environment. Those that know me know that this has become a small passion of mine. While I am not the "greenest" person I know, I am trying to create a more sustainable life for my business(es?) and my family. In this effort, I am introducing Urban Farms Chicago. Go ahead and laugh....it's at least a little funny.
I know there a few things everybody(the 2 or 3 people that actually read this) are thinking to themselves.
1. Ryan has no idea how to farm. (True)
2. Ryan is not "blue-collar" by any means. (Very True, just ask Justine's dad)
3. Why does Ryan think he can go from knowing absolutely nothing about farming to creating a sustainable farm inside the city limits of Chicago? (He's out of his mind)
All these are very relevant concerns and I appreciate your thoughtfulness. However, I have done some extensive research and believe that this can be a viable business venture. This may take a year, 2 years, or even 10 years if I get sidetracked. However, I will keep everyone posted, as to the developments, throughout the process. Mind you, I am at SQUARE ONE and this may never come fruition, but lets all hope for the best. (Those of you that get the Pun in the previous sentence get a free head of lettuce.)
I'm not going to release all my ideas right now, but let's just say that Urban Farm is not just a clever name. We will be starting a year round, sustainable farm in the city limits of Chicago. If anybody wants to participate, feel free to comment with any ideas or concerns.
Wish me luck!