We love Sweet Potatoes. We grow sweet potato slips so you can grow them too.
I am working on a Ph.D. in Economics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbiernat/. However, I have always been idealistic about making the world a better place. So I combined my passions.
Although I am a monetary economist, I was inspired in my youth by a book called Small Is Beautiful – A Study of Economics As If People Mattered. That is, how productivity gains and enrichment comes from the use of small cost-effective technology rather than large agribusiness methods.
For example, giving a homesteader/villager a few hand tools is eons better than taking the big ag approach of dumping chemicals and investing in expensive machines, which are highly leveraged on credit and destroy the land. By using small-scale technology you can transform worlds, personal, and the ones we live in.
We are a family homestead grower in Saint Augustine, Florida.
- We use small-scale technology, only hand tools. Think how productive the Amish.
- We follow the National Organic Program Rules (NOP). Although we are not certified (have not had the time), under the rules of scale at this point we can claim organic.
- We donate a portion of our proceeds to charities, connected to small-scale sustainable agriculture, but at this juncture, we are focused on helping the Ukrainian people, for obvious reasons.
- Our Sweet Potatoe plants are inspected and certified by the State of Florida.
I can not ship to CA because of interstate nursery regulations.
On a non sequitur side note, I run my whole operation on the Linux operating system because it is, safe, open-source, and community-driven.
One last comment, when I was a kid, people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I said help the poor of the world. My classmates actually made fun of me for that, you know kids. However, maybe I am a little, because, if I were to choose one crop, that can realistically feed the world with all its growing zones, considering storage ability, nutrition, and low nitrogen needs, can be done on small scale homesteads and backyards, which combines starches and greens it would be the humble sweet potato.