Ojai Makers is an organization for teens to run businesses. Based up at Rock Tree Sky, products produced from the teens are sold at the Farmers Market, offering real-world contexts for their classroom skills. It engages learners in the local economy to help with salesmanship education while giving things to help the community at the same time. Win win!
Ojai Refill Station
Ojai Refill Station is a small business trying to provide simple zero waste solutions to everyday products like detergent, and dish soap. We are based locally at Rock Tree Sky and Summit school. This is a student led initiative and not only helps us to learn important business skills but also on how to personally take care of our environment
The RTS mushroom house is a student led project that is meant to give us experience in the art of cultivating mushrooms and customer service. This all started when a girl wanted to learn about growing mushrooms as her science project. Now we have multiple workers and we even sell these mushrooms at our local Thursdays farmers market! Once we start the cultivation process it takes about four to five weeks until the mushrooms are ready to be harvested. We sell different strains of mushrooms that fit your different wants. Mushrooms are great meat substitutes and are amazing at absorbing flavors.
At Mission Beekeeping we sell honey at the Ojai Community Farmers Market on Thursdays while learning about the whole process of how beekeeping works. A lot of people have a lot of questions about the honey, where it comes from and the process we use to harvest the honey, so we have to be very knowledgeable on all of that.
Kandarian Organic Farms
We sell things produced by Kandarian Farms (example).