To find one’s passions and align them with your day-to-day work is a lifelong dream for many.
A few years ago, Thanu Eagalle took a bold leap and combined her passions to create the business Wild Bee Florals, intersecting her interests in community, collaboration, art, regenerative agriculture and even insect diversity.
Eagalle grows seasonal flowers in Courtenay that she sells in bouquets and arrangements through floral subscriptions, events, and community partnerships. She began the venture part-time in Vancouver, growing and selling flower subscriptions and flowers at pop-up markets while working for a non-profit and completing a graduate program in museum education (her second; the first was in evolutionary biology).
She shared a bit about coming to Canada from Sri Lanka as a child with us and the Holding Heritage podcast.
More from this series:
- Introducing the Newcomer Entrepreneur Series
- Interview #1: Linh Nguyen – Pearly Nails & Spa
- Interview #2: Tania Ly – Gold Phoenix Asian Foods
- Interview #3: Juan Calero – HJ Landscaping
Photo credit: Melanie Orr Photography