Nature’s Eco-Wicks

Project Overview

YNC08-027
Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $392.43
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:

Commodities

  • Miscellaneous: candles

Practices

  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research, youth education
  • Farm Business Management: farmers' markets/farm stands

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to make and sell all natural soy candles at local farmers markets and stores. I plan to work with my sponsor, peer mentor and friend to experiment with making and eventually creating a soy candle made entirely from eco-friendly materials. I will have to do research on what all natural materials are okay to use. I will work with the Michigan State University’s Product Innovation counselor to learn how to develop a good product and make my candles more attractive to customers. I plan to sell the candles at local farmers markets, youth conferences and stores.

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