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Tommy Harwood shares reviews for Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply

Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply owner and founder Tommy Harwood shares the latest feedback for his successful Redway-based business.

California entrepreneur and local businessman, Tommy Harwood, from the community of Whitethorn in Humboldt County, highlights a number of recent reviews posted by delighted customers of Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply, originally founded by Harwood as Southern Humboldt Farm, Feed & Ag Supply, Inc. in 2007.

“Outstanding place with everything you could possibly need delivered with excellent customer service,” says Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply customer Wendy in a recent review. “Very helpful people, very clean store with fair prices!” says another reviewer. “Nice people and a large selection of gardening and homesteading products,” adds a third. “They will,” they continue, “special order for you, too.”

Dog lover and Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply customer Ethel, meanwhile, goes on to praise the store’s dog-friendly attitude. “You can bring your dog in, and Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply are very nice and have treats,” says Ethel. “Great bones,” she adds, “and in many sizes.”

Among Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply’s latest reviews is feedback from local teacher Jennifer. “I’m a teacher and came in to get a few packets of seeds for my class,” she explains. Though Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply had recently cleared their seed shelves, staff were still eager to help, according to owner and founder Tommy Harwood.

“They had recently cleared their seed shelves, but got the bags out, dug through them to find what I needed, and gave me more,” Jennifer reveals. “Very kind, helpful, and respectful!” adds the local teacher, wrapping up, and concluding Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply’s most recent customer reviews.

“It’s great to receive such glowing feedback,” suggests Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply owner Tommy Harwood, “and we’re proud to put customer satisfaction at the forefront of what we do here at the business.”

Local business owner and farming expert Harwood has recently spoken at length on topics ranging from the booming U.S. organic food market to California’s scheduled ban on a widely used pesticide product. Harwood also recently delved into the Jeff Bezos-backed agriculture startup, Plenty, highlighted local winemakers’ fight against climate change, and considered how 5G could revolutionize agriculture and farming across the U.S. and globally.

Internet-connected sensors for monitoring and artificial intelligence-powered equipment, he said, facilitated heavily by 5G, will see farmers better positioned than ever to keep a check on everything from the weather and soil nutrient levels to livestock wellness and more, whether they’re physically on the farm or not. “While such technology already exists to an extent, it’s often let down by poor reliability and slow connection speeds – something which 5G should hopefully resolve almost overnight,” Tommy Harwood explained.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that the future of farming is coming,” he adds, wrapping up, “and, I believe, it’ll be powered and heavily influenced by the next generation of the internet – 5G.”

Entrepreneur and farming expert Tommy Harwood, a resident of Whitethorn, California, established Southern Humboldt Farm, Feed & Ag Supply, Inc. in 2007. Now known as Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply, the company supports the local economy and employs over 25 members of the small and tightly knit Redway community. The entrepreneur’s other ventures include Crop King and business management services firm Good Elements, Inc., among others.

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Tommy Harwood Highlights Local Winemakers’ Fight Against Climate Change

California entrepreneur and farming expert Tommy Harwood shines a spotlight on the fight of Napa Valley winemakers to tackle climate change across the board.

 

Devastating entire crops and responsible for increasingly common and nightmarish wildfires, few in the U.S. agricultural industry are as hard-hit as winemakers in California, and, in particular, those from Napa Valley. A local entrepreneur and farming expert, Tommy Harwood underlines the current and ongoing fight by the region’s vineyards and wineries to tackle the ever-worsening effects of climate change. 

 

“Wine producers in predominantly northernmost California and also elsewhere in the state are today wrestling with enormous difficulties caused by an ever-warming planet,” reveals Harwood, “including droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and more.”

 

While wine regions the world over are all dealing with climate change to some degree, few have seen the resulting devastation witnessed by winemakers in Napa Valley. “Extreme summer heat in recent years has been catastrophic,” explains Harwood, “costing many winemakers most or all of their crops in lots of cases.” 

 

Caused by unusually dry conditions and strong winds, wildfires are also threatening Napa Valley and the wider Northern California wine country like never before, according to the entrepreneur and farming expert. 

 

Largely the result of worsening climate change, few people and places, then, have more reason to fight than California and its winemakers. “While the industry alone can’t singlehandedly stop climate change, Northern California’s winemakers must declare a crisis and campaign to change the global behaviors responsible for an ever-warming planet,” suggests Harwood. 

 

Organizations such as the Napa Valley Vintners, an association of winemakers, are already promoting conservation, energy efficiency, and environmental action via third-party certification programs for wineries and vineyards, according to the expert. Campaigning and raising awareness, however, he says, surrounding global climate change and its causes and consequences remains similarly important. 

 

“Now is the time for action among local winemakers in the fight against climate change,” adds Tommy Harwood, wrapping up, “if they’re to tackle the issue across the board and prevent continued devastation as has been witnessed by wineries and vineyards in Napa Valley, in particular, in recent years.”

 

Entrepreneur and farming expert Tommy Harwood, a resident of Whitethorn, California, established Southern Humboldt Farm, Feed & Ag Supply, Inc. in 2007. Now known as Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply, the company supports the local economy and employs over 25 members of the small and tightly knit Redway community. The entrepreneur’s other ventures include Crop King and business management services firm Good Elements, Inc., among others.

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Tommy Harwood Delves Into Jeff Bezos-Backed Agriculture Startup, Plenty

Entrepreneur and farming expert Tommy Harwood provides a professional insight into Plenty, the so-called ‘vertical agriculture’ startup backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

 

Backed by high-profile technology executives including Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Plenty—the so-called ‘vertical agriculture’ startup—is an indoor farming venture which promises to shine a new light on the way people ‘do’ food. The company has, however, this month shelved plans to launch a major new Seattle-area operation. Entrepreneur and farming expert Tommy Harwood provides a closer look at what’s happening at the revolutionary agricultural startup. 

 

“Plenty has this month announced that they’ve canceled plans to establish a major new farm in the Seattle area of Washington,” reveals Harwood, a farming expert and entrepreneur based in southern Humboldt County, California. 

 

“Still,” he continues, “the firm shows no sign of slowing down, especially in its home state, California, where sales of its products, in particular, such as ‘Starlight Baby Kale’ and ‘Wild Wasabi Baby Arugula’ are booming.” 

 

Plenty’s farms claim to use 99 percent less land and as much as 95 percent less water than traditional farming to grow crops which are both non-GMO and pesticide-free. “Their aim?” asks Harwood, rhetorically. “To service, they say, healthier plants, healthier people, and a healthier planet,” adds the expert.  

 

It’s understood, according to farming expert Tommy Harwood, that Plenty’s plans to expand into the state of Washington have been changed due to questions over whether or not the company’s proposed site could accommodate operations. “Plenty announced that it had changed plans to expand into Washington,” he explains, “as doubts arose over whether or not the proposed site in Kent, 20 miles from Seattle, could suitably accommodate the ever-evolving Plenty vertical farming model.” 

 

The official word is that Plenty deemed the best course of action to be to ‘hibernate’ Seattle, according to a statement made by the firm’s senior director of integrated marketing. The five-year-old startup grows crops in tall towers contained within climate-controlled facilities lit with LED lighting. 

 

Last month, Plenty announced its plans to open a brand new, next-generation farm in Los Angeles. “The Los Angeles project, with Washington now in ‘hibernation,'” adds Harwood, wrapping up, “would mark Plenty’s first successful expansion outside of current operations in and around San Francisco plus one ‘plant science’ site in Laramie, Wyoming.”

 

Entrepreneur Tommy Harwood, a resident of Whitethorn, California, moved to southern Humboldt County in 1996. Determined to create a successful business opportunity both for himself and the community, in 2007, Harwood established Southern Humboldt Farm, Feed & Ag Supply, Inc., now known as Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply. Today, the company supports the local economy and employs over 25 members of the small and tightly knit Redway community. Harwood’s other business ventures, meanwhile, include Crop King—a garden supply retailer—and Good Elements, Inc., which provides hiring, accounting, marketing, licensing, and other business management services to a wide range of clients both in Humboldt County and further afield.

Tommy Harwood reveals how urban agriculture is contributing to food security

Entrepreneur Tommy Harwood, founder of Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply, explains the growing importance of urban agriculture.

Providing access to affordable and healthy food for individuals and families at risk of food insecurity, urban agriculture is today playing a significant part in contributing to society both in the United States and elsewhere around the world, according to Tommy Harwood. A farming expert and entrepreneur based in southern Humboldt County, Harwood reveals more about urban agriculture’s role in supporting food security among those most vulnerable.

“In recent years, urban agriculture has begun to play a major role in preventing food insecurity by bolstering supplies of affordable, healthy, and accessible food for those most at risk,” reveals Harwood, a resident of Whitethorn, California, and founder of Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply. Both in the United States and overseas, urban agriculture is today supporting, in particular, he says, those most vulnerable to food insecurity, especially in and around more major towns and cities.

“As urban areas continue to expand in size, and as populations both here in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world continue to grow and grow, urban agriculture is now more important than ever,” suggests Harwood.

“Particularly here in the United States, our ever-growing major towns and cities are becoming increasingly expensive places to live,” explains the farming expert. The same, however, is also true in many other nations, from the most to the least developed countries, according to Harwood. “The result of this,” the entrepreneur continues, “is, ultimately, greater food prices and higher-than-ever levels of food wastage, both of which are contributing massively to the growing issue of food insecurity.”

Tommy Harwood believes that many of the world’s major, contemporary cities, as well as larger towns and extended metropolitan areas, must work to establish sustainable solutions to food insecurity as a matter of utmost urgency. One such solution, he says, is urban agriculture. “Investment into urban agriculture and education surrounding urban agricultural practices are becoming increasingly important as the so-called ‘urban sprawl’ of our towns and cities continues to spread,” adds the expert.

Population growth, expanding urban areas, and increasing poverty levels in many regions mean that something must change, according to Harwood, if a greater risk of food insecurity is to be avoided. Urban agriculture, he says, is, however, already combating the issue, at least to a degree, in many areas where the practice has been implemented on a meaningful scale.

“Supported by the necessary local investment and the appropriate education, urban agriculture, I believe,” Tommy Harwood adds, wrapping up, “is among the most viable and important solutions to combating the growing problem of food insecurity, and is something in which we must all invest both our time and effort if we’re to continue to address the matter on a truly meaningful scale moving forward.”

Entrepreneur Tommy Harwood, of Whitethorn, California, is the founder of Southern Humboldt Farm, Feed and Ag Supply, Inc., now known as Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply. Harwood is deeply invested in community outreach programs in the census-designated area of Redwood and across much of southern Humboldt County, where he now both lives and works. Alongside Redway Feed, Garden & Pet Supply, Harwood’s other business ventures include garden supply retailer Crop King, and business management services firm Good Elements, Inc.