One of the biggest problems facing children today is obesity. The current generation is expected to be one of the first ever to not live longer than their parents. This is largely due in part to the fact that children in certain areas rarely have access to fresh produce or even know how to grow it for themselves.
That’s why Modular Greenhouse CEO Josh Smith recently donated a greenhouse to the Montessori School in Reno, Nevada. This allows children to see first hand the kind of attention and care it takes to grow their own produce and reap the benefits. This is a skill that school officials believe will benefit these children of Reno, Nevada long after they leave the school. If they are able to grow fresh produce for themselves they will be able to eat healthier on a much lower budget. Josh Smith understands the importance of a healthy diet for kids and background knowledge of agriculture due to his ling career specializing in the environment and sustainability. Smith is aiming to offer a free green house to every sing school in Washoe County, the same county where this Reno, Nevada school is located.
Josh Smith is a serial entrepreneur who has led many start ups and developed them into more mature and effective businesses. His area of expertise is in the field of sustainability. His many businesses include everything from modular greenhouses all the way to sustainable and renewable technologies. Smith says that all of his businesses arise out of a need that he sees in a community rather than just a desire to turn a profit. He sees things that are broken and hopes that by creating a business he can offer a solution to the community around him. Smith hopes to see things like home gardening take off in the near future to address things like poor nutrition and food insecurity.
In order to bring his ideas to life, Smith is constantly drawing. He feels that if he is able to see the final product, he is much more likely to bring it to life. Josh Smith has dedicated his career to the environment and to sharing his sustainable lifestyle with others. The children he is reaching through his greenhouse outreach program will undoubtedly benefit from the knowledge they are gaining for the rest of their lives.