What inspired you to want to become part of Growing Leaders?
I love being outside in nature. I love the spiritualism of connecting with nature. Gardening and harvesting are great exercise both emotionally and for your body because you’re moving around using your whole body. [Due to COVID-19…] I spent a lot of the summer sitting, so being active and walking around the garden again felt really good on my body.
What are you most excited about learning as a member of this program?
It’s so amazing that Growing Leaders focuses on making products that are homemade, and I really like that. I’m so excited to soak up the knowledge and teaching and use that for the future, or even now when I’m spending more time at home. It’s great to be able to learn how to plant things, pull out the weeds, and help the plants grow. I also love being a part of our food pantry. It feels so great to give people healthy food that we helped grow in the ground, not food that’s been processed with chemicals and other harmful things.
What qualities do you think will help Growing Leaders’ business succeed?
Consistency is really important. Continuing to show up to support your team every day no matter what is key. Good communication is also really important.