Cam MacKugler is a born-and-raised Vermonter passionate about design and sustainability. He graduated from Middlebury College with an Architecture degree, and joined a local design/build firm. Cam became a LEED accredited professional and pursued his passion for sustainable design, often incorporating vegetated elements like green roofs, rainwater catchment systems, and living walls into his projects.
One summer while house-sitting for a co-worker from the architecture firm, Cam had an epiphany. Because it was Vermont, the “house” was an 80-acre farm, and Cam was paid with access to his co-worker's garden. While harvesting dinner one evening, he noticed the meticulously organized and arranged garden, and in his head saw a blueprint. He then had his “AHA moment,” and envisioned a product that would approach gardening with the same precision as architecture. He sprinted inside the farmhouse and, using his co-worker’s kids’ crayons, sketched the first drawing of what would become his innovative, pre-seeded gardening mats.
Cam wants everyone to be able to enjoy a homegrown harvest, and experience the freshest, most local produce possible by growing it themselves.