Gordon Anderson took over the former art gallery studio on Main Road in December last year and has transformed it into Ayrshire Microgreens.
The 48-year-old from Kilwinning was inspired to embark on a better lifestyle after watching his mother's health debilitate through multiple sclerosis (MS). She died at 55 years old after living with the disease for two decades. "Two years ago, I learned about microgreens and knew it was something I wanted to get into. I worked on warships, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical companies and realized that my work was not good for the planet."
"I took courses and researched the benefits of microgreens and knew I wanted to make a difference with them. The change in me and my mentality was originally sparked because my mum was first diagnosed with MS at 30. I never expected her to die so young. I felt so let down by others around her and guilty that I couldn't help her or find a cure for her illness. I don't want to see anybody go through the life my mum had. We all don't know how long we have in life but we need to start making the change in our diets now."
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