Allfalfa is . . .
The Unaccredited University of the World
We believe that everyone has unique gifts to share with the world, that everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. We can all inspire and be inspired. We are here to promote curiosity and personal discovery, and to unite the world through education.
Allfalfa was born of the idea that real life connection through learning is one of the most powerful ways to enrich the spirit, promote culture, and develop community. Therefore ALL of our offerings will be 100% LIVE - at first through video-conference - and in person once we make it through this crisis together.
We operate under a "permanent pledge" of 10% of our profits to education and conservation initiatives around the world. We do our best to remain aloof from political alliances or creeds.
Allfalfa was created by family - Brad, Callie, and Jared Walsh - who started the company in 2019 with the vision of delivering joy to the curious, always with an eye to the humanistic aims of education.
The story began when Brad graduated Northwestern University, packed up his old car and ventured out West. As Thoreau did many years before, he went to the woods. But he did not do it merely to find his own version of peace. He wanted to share his experience of nature with those who did not have the opportunity to see the stars every night without the lights of the city polluting the sky. He joined a series of wilderness education non-profits, dedicated to teaching children from inner cities how to understand the forest, work together as teams, and survive in the wilderness. The mission took him to Montana, to an organization situated in the Paradise Valley, and thence to a youth center in Jackson, Wyoming.
Fast forward to "adulthood", and Brad and Callie Walsh were married and starting their first company, Long Lane Partners, with Jared. As she is wont to do, Callie asked the question from which Allfalfa was born: "We need to do more for the world. What more can we do?" Their answer was to form an organization around the idea of radical self-acceptance--the idea that we ALL have gifts to share with the world--if we can only find an outlet. The basic truth of the intrinsic value of every individual runs through everything Allfalfa does.