I try my best to source all of my Shakuhachi making supplies from small family businesses and environmentally responsible manufacturers.
As much as possible we use biodegradable & recycled packaging when shipping. We use 100% recycled paper in the office.
We are very grateful that our family has a roof over our heads, food to eat, clothes to keep us warm, and even indoor plumbing. Not everyone is so fortunate. Beginning in 2014, my family & I decided to take our responsibilities a step further and share a portion of the profits that we receive with organizations that help bring positive change to those who are less fortunate.
In 2015 & 2016, we have chosen to keep our donations close to home by helping to build gardens & help feed hungry families here in Yancey County, NC. We will be working with our community's 4H children, teaching them how to grow soil and food. Some of the harvests from our garden will be donated to local food pantries and directly to families in need.
Thank you so much for supporting my small family business!
Here’s my son Eben helping to bring in the Harvest!
Here are kids helping to dig & wash the potatoes for donation. The Celo Friends First Day school came out to help us dig in 2015. Thanks Celo Friends!
Here’s our son Oak with a bountiful basket
Our family has been volunteering at two food panties in Yancey County.
In 2016 we donated our family’s saved seed to our local library’s “Seed Library”, where anyone can "check out" seeds for free, and start their own garden!
Here’s a sneak peak at the very beginning of the 2016 garden: