Walt Disney: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
We are opening up a section of our storefront to share with individuals who need a little push, encouragement, or place to grow ideas. This space will allow a budding entrepreneur or maker to get a little taste of the business world without the commitment or overhead. Think of it as a long-term pop-up shop but doesn’t necessarily need to be a retail/selling space. It could easily be an artist/maker studio that provides a work space with a little public exposure. It could also be slightly closed off for a little more privacy and be set up as a small office. We will charge a fee for the space but it will be based on a variety of options that are dependent on the needs of the occupant, including a gradual fee option as their business grows. Just like the Growing Shed’s mission this idea is a work in progress that will evolve, grow, or fizzle out as we see fit. Either way, we are super excited about this opportunity to bring in new budding energies to our storefront in Homer, AK!
Warren Buffett: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
The first to move into the Growing Shed is Martine and her plants. She is a friend and one of my inspirations for making the Growing Shed a reality. I wanted to give her the space to show off her green thumb and amazing design talents. She will be in the Growing Shed until the end of the year. We will both see where this takes us after that. I am super thankful Martine agreed to being the guinea pig for this idea and we are both excited to see what the space and her business evolves into. Martine’s plants will be available to purchase during Sustainable Wares’ open hours and she will soon have “office hours” for you to talk to her about the plants she sells. We are already starting to brainstorm ideas of what to name her business. ANY SUGGESTIONS? Please comment below!
Please join us this Saturday, November 2nd 11-6pm for an open house of the new Growing Shed at Sustainable Wares and welcome Martine and her plants to the space. We will have light refreshments!
Yesterday, Homer voted to give this SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAG BAN another try! I was actually pleasantly surprised by the wide margin of YES votes. The unofficial results from the City of Homer website are 748 yes and 406 no. Another try? Yes, we would have been the first city in Alaska to ban single use plastic bags and we even voted yes on it a few years back. But, Homer is a unique Alaskan community of strong-minded people with diverse views, opinions, and lifestyles so when important things come up for a vote it can get a bit difficult and unpleasant.
Sustainable Wares wants to thank all who work hard and in a kind/respectful manner to get SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS BANNED in Homer and all communities!
Shop Sustainable Wares in Homer or online and receive a FREE REUSABLE BAG! Starting now and ending Saturday, October 5 you will receive a FREE REUSABLE BAG with your purchase of $25 or more. No codes or special mentions necessary. Only one bag per person, please respect our small business budget.
Author: Karen West
Exploring and learning all things sustainability as a small retail business owner in Homer, AK.