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I could not launch CanadAmazing without talking about Isabelle. Behind the vision that I had of this site, the web designer it’s her! I met her more than two years ago when I was looking for someone to help me build my other website about applied ethics. Being focused on a personalized approach, she quickly knew how to bring to life the images and ideas that were in my head. So I want to introduce you this multi-talented woman who will inspire you with her vision of entrepreneurship and her 56 thousand ideas!
As a trained biologist, Isabelle is very sensitive to environmental protection and responsible consumption. Ten years ago, the idea was born of having a farm that would allow her to grow vegetables and flowers using techniques that are respectful of the environment and free from pesticides. In 2017, she gave life to her project: 56 thousand ideas !
Isabelle’s journey to get there was not easy. Mother of two boys, she and her spouse made the choice to open their business at the same time. Just try to conceive the challenge and the period of insecurity! After a quick move and the purchase of a fallow land in hardiness zone 3 (in the mountains and more!), Isabelle rolls up her sleeves and starts her farm. Her goal: to work at least her land to achieve sustainable agriculture in harmony with the environment. She’s developing her own cultivation techniques by creating a kind of micro-ecosystem where combinations of plants and organic matter recovery are mixed. She offers documented training sessions on her website. Among the products she’s offering, you will discover flowers that are rarely bought at florist’s shops because of their special characteristics or the care they need to grow and preserve them.
At a human level, Isabelle also shares her challenges and her vision of life through her blog. When I ask her why her farm is her passion, she tells me that she has found her balance in this project. Lively, determined to pursue her dreams and projects, Isabelle arouses admiration for her desire to live a simple life respectful of her values. She is not fooled by the superficiality very present in our world and the competition of her sector of activity. For Isabelle, the most important quality is Authenticity … with a big A! According to her business vision, it’s important to put our passion before the desire to make money because otherwise, we are discouraged quickly and it does not work. Her biggest tip: start small! This is the best way to develop your vision and niche.
Isabelle is certainly inspiring and deserves to be known. Not only the products she develops are about quality, but she’s also a very unique person at a human level! I invite you to contact her and discover her website 56milleidees.ca. She’s also listed in the Products and Talents section of CanadaAmazing.
On a more personal note, I would like to sincerely thank Isabelle for her invaluable help through my project about this citizen window: CanadAmazing! People like her, we just need more! S.L.