Besides all the salami making that I got up to this weekend, I have also been actively working on something else that I have the skills. Something that I have been doing for quite a while now, on and off. It is website development.
No, I am not going to bore you to tears with the ins and outs of Web site development, but suffice it to say that I enjoy the work due to my IT background.
So what have I been building, I hear you ask?
Well, dear reader, it is an online store for our business, Little Green Workshops! We are lifting our business up to the next level.
While our workshops are well received, we are always asked if we sell all of the gear that goes with it. We do have a fair bit of stuff for sale at our workshops to help get the students started, but we certainly cannot carry around a comprehensive range of sustainable living goodies in the back of my small hybrid car! Besides, Kim has always wanted to have a shop!
So to that end, I have migrated our old LGW website from Blogger to WordPress and added on e-commerce software so that we can construct a shop. We don’t have anything for sale just yet, because we are still getting stock and product lines together that match our workshops.
I have replicated the information that we had so far regarding workshop dates and venues, which is now far more pleasing to the eye. Kim helped with the design aspects and took the photo for the banner. It needed a woman’s touch and she was more than happy to offer it!
Soon we will launch our little green shop it to the world. Well, Australia anyway. We have decided to initially serve this country, unless of course there is an overwhelming response for our products overseas 🙂 .
We are sourcing our products as sustainably as we can, and where we are able, we will be putting together our own kits from local sources. I figure that if people want to buy sustainable living goods so that they can make soap, candles, or cheese themselves, they might as well buy them from someone they can trust not to greenwash them.
So there you have it. It is not all chickens and vegetables around here!