Get To Know Indigenous Farmer Michelle Week
Good Rain Farm (x̌ast sq̓it) grows First Nation foods with the goal of integrating them back into daily diets. The farm's growth was made possible by a small business education and funding from Mercy Corps Northwest.
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August 16, 2022
Chelsea Ingle’s Small Business Makes Adventuring More Accessible
Bridge City Kid, LLC aims to improve families’ - especially children’s - outdoor experiences through sustainable, affordable, and quality goods for all. Chelsea aspires to one day generate profit and donate 100 percent of it to charity
July 06, 2022
Stories from Vancouver – Charlene Ruell of Panache
Charlene Ruell first turned to crafting as solace from depression, anxiety, and work-related trauma. Charlene is now 100% self-employed, selling stylish handmade goods through Panache at the Vancouver Farmers Market and freelancing through Panache Consulting.
June 07, 2022
Daphne’s Botanicals Blossoms in Downtown Portland
Most afternoons, you can find Daphne Peters in Redux Collective’s shop window, caring for her plants while helping customers find the best foliage for their spaces. From banking to botany, Daphne left her finance career in the concrete jungle that is New York City almost a decade ago.
April 11, 2022
Your Guide To Building An Eco-Friendly Small Business
Small businesses often lead the charge when it comes to keeping local and sustainable practices at the forefront. But not all small businesses have a plan for how to operate in a sustainable and climate-smart manner. Read our tips to see if you're on the right track.
March 16, 2022
Good Rain Farm – Growing From Native Roots
Michelle Week is the owner and founder of x̌ast sq̓it or Good Rain Farm in Portland, Oregon. She is working to sustainably bring First Nation foods back into daily diets after receiving an IDA small business grant.