Three years ago I was a quasi-recent college grad, working at an architecture firm and enjoying the balance of enriching work and a pastoral Vermont lifestyle. My background was in environmental architecture, and each day brought an opportunity to quite literally "freshen up" the design and construction of commercial buildings, and impart our Vermont flair of vegetated living walls, decorative yet functional silos, and iconic sugar-house-cupolas. It was a fantastically enjoyable job to solve architectural problems through environmentally sustainable design.
During that summer I was asked by a co-worker to "house sit" while he and his family were on vacation. Since it was Vermont, the house was actually a fully-functioning dairy farm with cows, cats, dogs, chickens, and guinea hens. My compensation for the summer was full access to their expansive garden, which conveniently for me, had already benefited from months of tender care and required only minimal watering and weeding. Each day I ate like a king, and with a 50-foot walk I had access to an endless bounty of farm-fresh produce.
One afternoon while I stood in the garden, my bunched up t-shirt carry the weight of harvested kale, bell peppers, and greens, I had a sudden epiphany. I loved having access to such a bounty of vegetables, herbs, and greens, but as a recent-graduate with a hectic work schedule, tiny apartment, and minimal gardening prowess, I knew there was no way I could replicate the awesomeness of this culinary experience on my own. The light bulb went off, and I raced inside the farm-house and sprawled out my co-worker's kids' art supplies on the table and started to draw.
The premise was simple; create a product that would provide farm-fresh, healthy, organic food in a simple, intuitive, and user-friendly package. Essentially it boiled down to codifying the requirements for plants to thrive, and designing a solution that would allow anyone, anywhere, to grow their own food. The Seedsheet was then born, bred into existence by the desire to make healthy food accessible to everyone.
The Seedsheet's evolution
We're extremely excited to be launching this new website, this new company, and this awesome product. It's been an amazing journey to have come this far, and to have grown from a crayon sketch into a company, but this is just the beginning. We are ready to fertilize, to scale at a rapid rate and help others enjoy the benefits of a healthy, delicious, and nutritious meal plucked right from their windowsill, backyard, or rooftop.
-Cam MacKugler, Founder & CEO