LifeCycle Gardens – Justin Connell
LifeCycle Gardens Overview
LifeCycle Gardens creates mobile gardens that are ideal for the elderly, school children, and apartment dwellers. LifeCycle Gardens promotes the connection between people and their food source, the understanding of the effect of good nutrition on our bodies, and sustainable gardening on our environment, one patio at a time.
Founder: Justin Connell
About the Founder
After suffering an injury during basketball practice while attending SBCC, Justin’s career aspirations changed from collegiate athletics to business as he realized his “big picture” desire of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Justin is also building his real estate portfolio with his first home purchase in Petaluma, California, which he plans to update and flip.
The Scheinfeld Center’s entrepreneurial courses and supportive mentors helped me realize my ‘big picture’ desire of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Justin Connell's Story
LifeCycle Gardens creates mobile gardens that are ideal for people in assisted living homes, kids at schools to learn about their food source, people with bad backs/knees or physical disabilities, folks who live in places with limited amounts of space or sunlight, and anyone looking to have a conveniently located vegetable or herb garden.
The company’s Garden on Wheelz product is elevated from the ground. It contains a self-draining system that can recycle the used water. The garden can be raised or lowered for people with physical disabilities and moved to ensure the best lighting for plants. It also has a soil bed that contains enough gardening space to produce 36 pounds of fresh produce every year.
The company’s mission is to leave the Earth a better place then we found it. LifeCycle Gardens is committed to promoting the connection between people and their food source, the understanding of the effect of good nutrition on our bodies, and sustainable gardening on our environment, one patio at a time.
$4,000 in seed capital from winning the grand prize in the 2012 Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge
Raised $250,000 for 25% of his company from two investors.