IWW projects (click to view)
In 2014, HVADC provided Sparrowbush Farm with business planning and support services through the Incubator Without Walls to evaluate a lease-to-own opportunity for the farm. By working with HVADC, Ashley was able to more completely understand what kind of economic strain Sparrowbush could bear, exactly what her overhead was, and how much financial growth she could count on.
In the end, she decided against the lease-to-own option, as completing her business plan through the IWW allowed her to see that the costs outweighed the benefits. The year following the completion of her business plan was a much better year financially than any previous year.