The rad person highlighted in today’s post is a man I actually got to meet, the CEO of Foody Vertical Gardens, Greg Hendrick.
I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Greg through The Association for Vertical Farming. You might be wondering, why would the AVF introduce Greg to an industry outsider like Andrew?
It all started last month when I reached out to the AVF with a nice letter. Their Director of Engagement, Zjef Van Acker, a super great guy to have a conversation with, liked what I had to say and invited me to Skype. We had a nice call and at the conclusion, Zjef was willing to invite me to contribute to AVF’s October newsletter.
Now that the newsletter and interview are complete, here are my reflections on my first month of volunteering:
For the first time in my life, I felt like I was actually using my talents in some small way to service the 7 billion hungry people on our crazy planet. I felt like I was taking responsibility for myself, and my footprint. This is just the beginning, I know I can do more. We all can.
My grandma has a saying, “From your lips to God’s ear.” It means if you have a dream, you have to say it out loud. You have to live your dream with your mind, body, and life force. My dream is to follow in the footsteps of a man like Greg Hendrick. My dream is to do something meaningful in the world of vertical farming.
Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support, love, and encouragement as I attempt to grow into this new dream.