Toledo: Corporation with a heart meeting postponed a week…now set for Feb. 15 at 1:05pm at Toledo Library.
EarthBarrels© Incubator postponed until February 15.
The Lincoln County Entrepreneurship Incubator will be meeting on February 15, Saturday at 1:05 pm in the basement of the Toledo Library. We will be exploring forming the EarthBarrels© and other products into a “Benefit Company” for local food production.
On January 2nd Oregon joined 18 other states that allow a corporation to register as a “Benefit Company.” (B-Corp) This designation protects corporations from being faced with legal challenges from shareholders who demand that they maximize profits and to encourage companies to include social and environmental benefits as part of their bottom line.
Benefit Company is a Corporation with a heart.
Local food production on the Oregon Coast is challenging because of the cold Oregon’s spring rains. The Coast’s ground is cold until usually June or early July. With EarthBarrels© a tomato plant can be planted in April and you can have ripe tomatoes by the 4th of July on the Coast.
Since they are planted in containers, they can sit anywhere: on a deck, in a yard, on the sidewalk. They are half full of water, approximately 20+ gallons. The water collects the heat of the sun and stores that heat in the water in the water reservoir. The heat gives back to the plants at night. They do need their water replenished once a week.
On Jan 14, Carl & Coralee Palmer presented a 5 minute EarthBarrel© pitch to three OSU Sharks. The best ideas presented at the OSU Shark Tank were to be a finalist for acceptance into the OSU Accelerator Program. The Palmer’s were runners up.
There are no fees to join the Incubator. There are no products, services or courses sold at the Incubator. In the Incubator you are not lectured on how to do it; at the Incubator you will be doing it.
If you have an interest in local food production: need money, time or knowledge come and join us at the Incubator. Somebody else has what ever you need.
Incubator Mentors: Carl & Coralee Palmer
Art of Sustainable Living of Siletz