5 Questions With Carlton Jackson: Lessons From An Urban Agriculture Start-Up Business
Carlton is co-founder of Tunnel Vision Hoops LLC
By John Reinhardt
Grown in the City
March 31st, 2011
This is not your usual start-up story. Tunnel Vision Hoops LLC is a partnership of myself, Todd Alexander & Michael Walton. All three of us have been working in and around sustainable issues for years in different capacities advocating for local food and urban agriculture. Todd and Michael each operate urban farms in Cleveland. The three of us met for the first time at the 2009 Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Conference in the Local Food Task Force and became instant friends.
We are not your typical entrepreneur team, I am a fifty-five year old former corporate marketing professional looking for more meaningful work, Todd (now twenty-five) was a recent Baldwin Wallace grad with a degree in Sustainability, and Michael is a middle-aged African American working to put people to work with his NEO Restoration Alliance organization.