Micro 2 Life – Emmanual Marte & Zania Johnson

Currently, Micro2life has 2 administrators: Emmanuel Marte the founder and Zania Johnson cofounder. Emmanuel Marte is responsible for the production, distribution, and marketing of produce. Zania Johnson is responsible for financial management, marketing, and distribution of produce.

 

 

Emmanuel Marte: Emmanuel grew up in Long Island and studied Biology and Nutrition at the University of Connecticut.  He became interested in farming because he saw a need to educate and to provide his community with organic produce. He plans on expanding Micro2life to grow a large array of microgreens and to teach groups from different ethnic backgrounds on the benefits of microgreens. He also plans on teaching how to use microgreens in common ethnic meals.

Zania Johnson: Zania Johnson is a native resident of Bloomfield, CT. She received a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Physiology and Neurobiology and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. As a nutritional sciences student, Zania has developed a profound interest in understanding the effects of nutrition on human metabolism and chronic diseases. She became interested in farming in order to promote a healthy lifestyle for those in her family and community. Zania is the co-founder of Micro2life, which is a business that aims to educate and to supply nutrient dense microgreens to the local community and to populations of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Products

Micro2life plans to sell a variety of microgreens on a weekly basis including:
– Broccoli
– Kale
– Kohlrabi
– Red cabbage
– Cauliflower
– Southern giant mustard
– Romaine lettuce

Micro2life will sell other non-microgreen products such as:
– Basil
– Mint
– Tomatoes
– Cucumbers
– Carrots
– Kale
– Arugula
– Spinach
– Lettuce

Micro2life uses organic methods of gardening to grow vegetables. We currently use organic soil to grow microgreens on all of our produce. Our future goal is to become USDA certified.