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Upbeat’s ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE FEATURE: Harmony Farm Supply & Nusery


Sebastopol, CA, ~ Founded in 1980, Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery continues to grow on the citizens of Sonoma County & beyond! Originally established by


by Kate Burroughs and David Henry, Harmony Farm Supply was a pioneer in the Organics Movement as a supplier of organic fertilizers, ecological pest controls, and integrated Pest Management monitoring


tools. In 1982, irrigation sys- tem components were added to the offering. In 1990, Har- mony Farm Supply moved to its present location where it added a Nursery as well as more products (including Photovoltaic Solar products). Since then, Harmony Farm Supply has been the leader in providing CCOF Certified Organic vegetable starts. In 2007, Kate and David decided that they wanted to be growers rather than retailers. They sold the business to Rick Williams in July of that year. Rick and his wife Leah are committed to carrying the “sustainable” baton. And, they do it quite well!


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able on their website, which is where you’ll really learn about and find out about what it is they represent as a team: “All of us at Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery believe that we need to be good stewards of the earth. This means: En- couragement & support of Organic Farming and Gar- dening, which is the “Natu- ral” way. Growing plants &


by Paul Doyle, staff writer Weird Facts & Trivia - 2


controlling pests without the use of poisons or toxic ma- terials. Water-wise Irrigation Systems. Using Solar Electric Photovoltaic for Agriculture, Residential & Commercial applications.”


I sat down with Rick


during his very busy schedule and ejoyed a candid coversa- tion about his philosophy, and why his business continues to thrive. It’s not just the product he sells, which has tenticals outside Sonoma County and beyond. He says, “I’m in the people business just like you Paul. It’s all about the rela- tionship! You and I both know that.” Well said! It is about the people who come from


...continued on page 10 Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like


a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde


Mark Twain made headlines in 1907 by walking from his London hotel to a pub- lic bath across the street attired in his blue bathrobe and slippers. Back in Amer- ica, he often wore scarlet socks and all-white suits, which he called his


“don’tcareadam suits.”


Twain loved to write in bed, and reporters chatted with him there more than once. He said, “I have never taken any exercise, except for eat- ing and resting, and I never intend to take any.”


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promote the positive characteristics, attributes and attitudes of our communities, its


citizens both young and old, and in the world we live in.


Pg 6 • MAY 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones. Kiana Tom


In 1874, the Mark Twain spotted one of the first typewriters, a Remington, in a Boston store window. Although it could only type capital letters and he had to operate the carriage return with a foot pedal, he bought it for $125. Twain also claimed to be the first person in New England to have had a telephone for private use.


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