It all started with an engineer and a designer with an idea for a general simulator that could make sustainable living a reality; who met an urban farmer with dreams to terraform Los Angeles. We quit our jobs to join forces and make something that made these dreams possible and could be shared with everyone. With these aspirations and skillsets, we reimagined what business and technology can do to help in the fight for a better world.
Our team of three learned what it took to launch Huarache Farms, a backyard urban farm collective, from acquiring the licensing to organizing a team to building a profitable business that cares just as much about people and the planet. We found a way to collaborate across lots of farm sites and workers in the most efficient way. At a local scale, we had to be creative, bold, and resourceful. We built many different types of infrastructure, found ways to shave down costs, figured out ways to communicate across many team members, and partnered with other local businesses. In the midst of the pandemic, we launched a Community Supported Agriculture program and learned the value of e-commerce sales for all businesses in the future.
As we created "weapons of mass creation" and delivered those creations across LA, we saw the power of local produce to make a huge difference and we found a community who wanted to invest in businesses and projects that were thoughtful in their approaches and practices. This created the backbone of what we believe in here at Sustaina.
We ideated, coded, designed, farmed, and sweated our way towards a product that we believe can help anyone start up their passion, no matter what it is. We're passionate about urban farms making a difference, but we're also passionate that our platform can help any company or person. We have a responsibility to empower as many communities as possible and leave them better off. We built our software platform to encompass all of these needs of a business and champion local production over mass production. We believe that the local scale can drive change and we want to make it easy to be part of that shift towards sustainable living.
With our lean team and approach, we're excited to provide access to Sustaina's tools worldwide and hope that you see all the endless possibilities of our platform!