The Buckwheat Hull website began as a small operation by former Morrisville, NC Mayor, Jackie Holcombe. Jackie created the enterprise for her daughter with Down Syndrome, Lindsay, as a means to create an employment opportunity. Jackie's goal was to build a company that would allow her daughter as well as other special-needs adults to grow and prosper in the workforce.
BuckwheatHull.com is now owned and operated by Life Experiences, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides work for adults with disabilities. Employees gain the self-esteem and independence of performing job duties while earning a fair wage. In addition to the Buckwheat fulfillment, Life Experiences' Businesses also include:
- Laundry Services
- Shredding Services
- Sub-Contracting Services
BuckwheatHull.com is proud to have been recognized by Triangle Media for creating an employment opportunity to help special-needs individuals to lead productive lives, while providing a unique consumer product.
We invite you to read and link to the articles below and also view the “Bucks for Buckwheat” video a local television station produced about us (please excuse the low quality). We’re delighted to have built an organization that offers more than just a bag of buckwheat hulls or seeds. And we’re thrilled to have Life Experiences expanding employment opportunities to many more developmentally disabled adults.
- Martha Stewart recommends Buckwheathull.com in Craft of the Day!
Martha Stewart has listed www.BuckwheatHull.com as a source for buying buckwheat in her “craft of the day” on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012.
- The hull shebang, from The Cary News
- NC State Engineers Help Workers With Developmental Disabilities, from Engineering News
- Bucks for Buckwheat video, from local TV station WB 22.
- Martha Stewart’s Homemade Heating Pad