Lets Grow

Welcome to the shiba sequoia forest!

Embracing decentralization, the forest brings Web3 and Web2 communities together to support the cloning and preservation of endangered Sequoia Tree genetics.



We’re currently in the midst of upgrading our site, but we’re thrilled to introduce you to the wonderful family and friends flourishing within our forest. Below, you’ll discover official Shiba Inu Token Ecosystem websites, Official Community Projects, and independent Musicians creating in Web3. Additionally, we’re excited to share information about Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a non-profit that perfectly aligns with our mission—to encourage everyone to offset their carbon footprint by planting a tree.

 


We’re currently in the midst of upgrading our site, but we’re thrilled to introduce you to the wonderful family and friends flourishing within our forest. Below, you’ll discover official Shiba Inu Token Ecosystem websites, Official Community Projects, and independent Musicians creating in Web3. Additionally, we’re excited to share information about Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a non-profit that perfectly aligns with our mission—to encourage everyone to offset their carbon footprint by planting a tree.

Thank you for dropping by our website and exploring our vibrant ecosystem. We invite you to join us on this incredible journey. Let's take a stroll together and make a positive impact, one step at a time!

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Walk Through The Forest With LADS

Mission Statement

Shiba Sequoia Forest Lads Reforestation Project

Within the Shiba Sequoia Forest, our purpose is to harness the power of music as a unifying force, rallying communities and advocating for safeguarding Sequoia trees. This endeavor is pursued through creating and selling digital assets showcasing music inspired by these majestic giants. Our primary goal is to bolster conservation initiatives and enlighten individuals about the criticality of preserving these natural marvels for posterity. We firmly believe that leveraging the distinctive attributes of NFTs, coupled with the artistic brilliance of musicians, can effect substantial change in the battle to protect the genetic legacy of Giant Sequoia trees, while instilling a newfound commitment to environmental stewardship in generations to come. At the heart of the Shiba Sequoia Forest lie three foundational pillars: Community, dedicated to fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness; Tree Preservation, committed to safeguarding the natural splendor of the Sequoia trees; and Independent Art and Music, championing creativity and self-expression. These pillars stand tall upon the bedrock of the decentralized realm forged by Shib, creating a resilient and thriving ecosystem.

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The Path

Shiba Sequoia Forest

Ready for germination, seeds are placed in fertile soils.

Lads Reforestation Project

The Lads Reforestation Project 501(c)3 was established with a mission to champion urban forests by actively planting trees, engaging in community-driven tree-planting initiatives, organizing clean-up efforts, and establishing community gardens to promote self-sustaining nourishment and educational endeavors. Our guiding motto is simple yet powerful: "Feed the people, Feed the trees."

Lads NFTs

10,000 Piece Music NFT collection Featuring 25 Web3 Musicians. This collection encapsulates an extraordinary blend of music, technology, environmental conservation, and community engagement. Our comprehensive approach, blending music, technology, environmental activism, and community involvement, positions the Shiba Sequoia Forest as a pioneering force advocating for conservation through creative and innovative means.

ShibaFest

Shiba Fest is a celebration born from the harmonious convergence of passion, purpose, and community within the Shiba Sequoia Forest. It embodies our collective commitment to uniting through music, advocacy for Sequoia tree preservation, and the creative spirit. During this festival, we come together to showcase the transformative power of music as a force for unity, rallying communities in support of safeguarding these magnificent giants.

The festival serves as a platform for artists to share their creations, inspired by the awe-inspiring Sequoias, through digital assets like NFTs. These unique pieces serve as both artistic expressions and vital resources for conservation initiatives, heightening awareness about the imperative need to protect these natural wonders for future generations.

Shiba Fest is a testament to the belief that the fusion of technology, art, and environmental stewardship can drive substantial change. It brings to life the three foundational pillars of the Shiba Sequoia Forest: Community, Tree Preservation, and Independent Art and Music, fostering a sense of belonging, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding nature's splendor and championing creativity and self-expression.

In this decentralized realm forged by Shib, Shiba Fest stands as a beacon of resilience and vitality, showcasing the potential of a united community to make a lasting impact in the fight for the preservation of Giant Sequoia trees and inspiring a new generation of environmental guardians.

Tree Nurseries

The Shiba Sequoia Forest possesses genetics from remarkable trees such as the Stagg and Waterfall Tree. At present, there is a plan to establish 2 nurseries in late 2023 in Portsmouth, Virginia, and Muskegon, Michigan. It is essential to farm these remarkable trees that have existed since the time of Jesus to ensure the survival of the species and our planet.

Shiba Sequoia Forest Solar Return

A digital art piece, created by Olivia Sharier and gifted to the Shiba Sequoia Forest to celebrate its 1-year anniversary. 500 pieces were minted and sold or gifted to early investors and supporters of the project. Owning a Solar Return NFT allows the holder to receive passive rewards within the forest. Purchase one on the secondary marketplace, Opensea, at the link below.

Bank Of Endangered Sequoia Genetics

By teaming up with organizations, such as Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, the Shiba Sequoia Forest seeks to clone and preserve the genetic makeup of endangered, 3,000-year-old redwood trees. Archangel Ancient Tree Archive focuses on propagating, reforesting, and archiving these ancient natural wonders.

ShibaFest 2023 Line Up

Taylor Alexander
Violetta Zironi
Calven J
Joe Rian
Gabe Schillman
Cosmic Knot
Kirk DeSoto
Mike Bass
Nessy The Rilla
FonDeW
Maxwell Aden
BonFire Rose


Building Freedom In A Decentralized World

We would like to invite you to explore the decentralized tools and the innovative digital world of the Shib Ecosystem. From financial instruments and decentralized applications to investments, we offer a comprehensive ecosystem that is reshaping the landscape of E-commerce. Join us on this journey at Shib.io.

Musicians

Experience Revolutionary Music

Web3 and blockchain technologies usher in a new era of music.

Shontelle Layne

Mike Bass

Violetta Zironi

Gabe Schillman

Felize LaZae

Josh Savage

Joe Rian

Nessy The Rilla

Tony Parisi

Kirk Desoto

Rae Isla

Taylor Alexander

Cosmic Knot

Emma Miller

Calven J

My Silent Bravery

Ryan Whyman

TEAM

Who We Are

“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

Andrew Prater

Founder/CEO

Andrew Prater

Shayla

Chief Strategy Officer

Shayla

Jenni

Chief Marketing Officer

Jenni

Jenna Childers & John Hammer

COO/COP/COM

Jenna Childers & John Hammer

Charlie Hammer

Co-Founder SSFPV

Charlie Hammer

MunkyB

Chief Financial Officer

MunkyB

Kirk DeSoto

Chief of Musicians

Kirk DeSoto

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FAQS

Questions and Answers

Know that asking the right questions is key to uncovering the answers we seek.

Giant Sequoia Growing Instructions:

Plant the tree in an area that is at least 20 feet away from buildings as the tree can grow to be 130 feet tall in 50 years. Plant it in a sunny location with well-draining soil, but do not plant it any deeper than the roots. Saturate the soil with water, then wait for it to dry before watering it again. Do not plant it in soil that is waterlogged, and if it is planted in clay soil, add grit to improve drainage.

Plant it in an area with low wind and protect the young trees from heavy winds, especially if you live in colder climates, by mulching with a heavy layer of bark or wood chips in the fall to prevent the roots from freezing. It is normal for the tips of the branches to turn brown during cold weather until the tree is rooted deeply, which is especially true for young trees.

If you are growing it in a container, do not place a tray under the container. Make sure to use the right potting soil by adding 30% grit, 30% fine bark, 20% peat, 10% perlite, and 10% garden soil or compost to the soil. Do not use potting mixes meant for vegetables, annual flowers, or house plants, as they can cause root rot, and avoid using name-brand potting mixes advertised on TV. Additionally, use low-salt fertilizers, such as organic fertilizers like fish, alfalfa, bat guano, kelp, bone meal, and rock phosphate, and avoid “hot” organics like blood meal or fresh chicken manure. Chemical fertilizers that are labeled for container growing should also be used instead of high-salt fertilizers like 10/10/10 or 16/16/16.

A digital currency in which transactions are verified and records maintained by a decentralized system rather than by a centralized authority.

Shib, or Shiba Token is the main token of the Shib Ecosystem, bringing the power of a decentralized, community-led currency to millions across the globe. Since its inception in late 2020, the Ethereum-based Shib Token has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon, and is now accepted as a form of payment at thousands of locations, either direct or through third-party intermediaries. 

Visit ShibaToken.com

NFTs also known as non-fungible tokens are digital assets existing on the blockchain.

Once the tokens are minted on the block chain they can never be removed. Every token is able to be tracked on the blockchain and ownership can easily be verified. NFTs can be in the form of music, art, real estate, and more. Any digital asset can be minted, sold and traded using cryptocurrency.

The Shiba Sequoia Forest NFTs are minted on the Ethereum blockchain.

Shontelle Layne

Shontelle is breath of fresh air in Music. One of the first songs Shontelle wrote was “Roll It Gal,” by Alison Hinds. The song became a Global hit. She also went on to co-write “Man Down,” the sixth single lifted from Rihanna’s fifth studio album “LOUD.” As of August 2012, “LOUD” was certified as the fifth biggest selling digital album of all time and Shontelle’s role on “Man Down” awarded her the title as a Grammy nominated songwriter. She released two highly acclaimed albums from Universal Motown, “Shontelligence” (Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins) and “No Gravity” ( Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Rodney Jerkins, R. City, The Dream, Tony Kanal). She joined Beyonce on her “I Am. Tour” then went on to release Impossible, her biggest single to date and one of the world’s most covered songs to this day. She also later joined Jason Derulo, NKOTB, Lady Gaga, Akon and TPain on tour. Shontelle is currently working on new projects including finely crafted pop songs by the legendary Diane Warren, and features by Grammy winning Sean Paul and others. The Shontelle ft Sean Paul duet “Feel It” featuring Grammy Award winner Sean Paul is co-written by Corey Chorus (Rihanna, Estelle) and produced by Sketch Carey. Shontelle’s Battle Cry, was featured by Barrack Obama for his Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement, which also featured legends like Kanye West and Adam Levine. In 2019 and 2020 Shontelle continued to show off her penmanship on major releases by International Soca King Machel Montano, including Toco Loco and Slow Wine ft Afro B. Shontelle’s latest releases include Remember Me, Tomorrow, House Party, and her new EP BOOMERANG.

Mike Bass

Mike Bass is a singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. He blends Americana and folk with unique fingerpicking, snapping, and percussive elements on the guitar while playing. He is bilingual in English and Japanese and has original songs in both languages. Along with being a solo artist, he’s also part of a band called Creature of One. You can find him performing and creating in a mixture of in-real-life gigs, streaming on Twitch, and in the web3 space.

Violetta Zironi

Violetta Zironi is an Italian born and raised singer songwriter and actress. She is currently based in Berlin. After being signed to a major label at the age of 18 for 2 years, she became a full time independent artist and spent the following 7 years touring, writing songs and releasing records. She has written songs for movies, commercials, and other artists. She’s also been working as an actress and is currently featured in Netflix original movie “Rose Island”. In January 2022 she dove into the world of music NFTs and has successfully dropped 3 collections based on 3 music EPs: Handmade Songs, Moonshot and Another Life, which have generated a total of 350 ETH in secondary volume.

Gabe Schillman

Gabe Schillman began his pursuit of music at the age of 15 after he and a group of friends decided to take their 2nd place winning church youth group air-band to the next level. After gathering up anything of value that wasn’t bolted down around the house and convincing an older friend to broker on their behalf, Gabe and his newly formed band pawned enough VCR’s and Nintendos to purchase instruments. Gabe taught himself 4 chords the first night he had possession of his “Peavey Accelerator” guitar, 12” Crate amplifier, and ‘Tube Screamer’ distortion pedal, 2 months later he and his band, ‘Guardrail’ were opening for a nationally touring artist and had secured a management contract. After signing a recording contract with ‘Schoolhouse Records’ the band released a professionally recorded self-titled E.P. and toured consistently for several years. The success of Gabe’s first band led him to Nashville, TN where he secured a writing & recording contract with Oklahoma based record label ‘Little Chuckie Records’. Gabe wrote & recorded the L.P. “Sparkster” that featured multiple songs featured in television and radio promotions nationwide. The album experienced critical acclaim and led to opening performance opportunities with acts such as: Pat Green, Gary Allen, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Wynona Judd, and many more. After many years of live performance and writing, Gabe moved back to Michigan and opened a studio and venue in the quaint W. Michigan river-town of Newaygo, MI. The studio offered community members of all ages and skill levels a range of opportunities to learn and create. The studio was successful and allowed Gabe the opportunity to write and record his 3rd studio project, a professionally produced E.P. titled “Born of Flame”. Gabe’s studio closed its doors in 2020 and Gabe shifted back to songwriting and live performance. As a 20+ year veteran to the music industry with a renewed passion for writing, Gabe is enjoying a professional career as a touring songwriter. Additionally, Gabe Schillman’s oil on canvas artwork has become wildly popular and has been the feature of museums, galleries, public displays, homes, and businesses around the world.

Felice LaZae

Felice LaZae is an LA-based producer, musician, performer, and Web3 thought leader with a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry. She has an impressive portfolio that includes some of the biggest names in entertainment such as The Killers and Pink to global brands including Airbnb, Avid, IK Multimedia, and Logitech. She has not only performed on Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Late Show with James Corden, but also at some of the most prestigious events and venues, including Coachella, Paris Fashion Week, Lincoln Center in New York City, and Art Basel in Miami. Some of the world’s most popular music and media outlets, including Rolling Stone, Vice, and The Grammys have featured her. Likewise, her songs appear on major TV networks, commercials, film, and radio while productions she’s worked on have reached over 100 million YouTube views. Felice is an innovator who continues to push the development of Web3 technology in the entertainment industry. She exemplifies excellence in her art form through her dedication to creating and performing good quality music for all.

Josh Savage

Indie-pop singer/songwriter Josh Savage has blazed a bright trail through the music industry, which should serve as a beacon to any musician looking to make a name for themselves in the unrecognizable 21st Century Music Industry landscape.

The Berlin-based Brit has built a loyal fanbase one living room show at a time (he holds the record for the amount of Sofar Sounds gigs worldwide), sold out headline tours in bespoke venues around the globe, and is now a pioneer in the Music NFT space. Savage now releases his sophomore album Another Life on streaming services which was also released as a unique 888-piece Music NFT collection called Love Letters. Another Life album is inspired by the love letters sent to Josh’s pen pal across the Atlantic during the lockdown.

Career Highlights:

8M+ Spotify streams + airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.
Tour support for Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Kodaline, Jack Savoretti and Jacob Lee
700+ shows on 4 continents (including 100 Sofar Sounds shows). Watch
The Living Room Tour documentary Youtube
Sold out headline shows in London, hometown Winchester and Berlin (250 cap).
Sold out 5 Music NFT collections.
SXSW 2022 showcase. 

Joe Rian

Joe Rian (Ryan) was adopted as an infant and raised in Rock Falls, Illinois. He sings tavern songs, beer-soaked and road-worn.

Rian moved out of the Midwest after flunking out of college and scraped by working multiple minimum wage grinds. His main gig was sweating away at a gold and silver refinery on the west side of Phoenix, AZ. Other jobs included telemarketing, pouring concrete, releasing and then chasing hot air balloons, moving appliances, and a very short stint collecting outstanding debts for characters you might find on a once-popular TV series.

In 1989, he won an American Stratocaster signed by Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan via a radio contest. Then, pure chance found him at the last ever SRV concert.

After moving to Chicago, he worked at Buddy Guy’s Legends and busked the streets of the “Windy City.”

While Joe Rian is not a strict Bluesman, he is a songwriter who likes to stir the sounds of Roots, Country and Folk into a nice pot of musical soup. His songs are best consumed in your local tavern.

Crime Federal

Crime Federal, also known as CfpCrypto, is a Canadian acoustic singer-songwriter, beat maker, and the visionary founder of Crime Federal Productions. With an unwavering passion for music, he has crafted his own unique sound and made a lasting impact on the industry. From an early age, Crime Federal’s artistic journey began with his love for writing poetry and expressing himself through drawings. Growing up in a musical household surrounded by a diverse range of genres, his older siblings played a pivotal role in shaping his musical taste. It was during this time that Crime Federal discovered his profound connection with the guitar, combining his heartfelt lyrics with captivating melodies. Driven by a thirst for creative exploration, Crime Federal has collaborated with numerous artists across a wide spectrum of genres. This collaborative spirit has allowed him to expand his artistic boundaries, experimenting with new sounds and pushing the limits of his own creativity. His ability to seamlessly blend different influences and genres is a testament to his versatility as an artist. Beyond his musical pursuits, Crime Federal is a fervent advocate for blockchain technology and wholeheartedly embraces the potential of web3 in the music industry. With unwavering excitement and confidence, he believes that we are embarking on a new era of music through the integration of NFTs and blockchain technology. This forward-thinking mindset positions him at the forefront of innovation in the industry, eagerly embracing the possibilities that lie ahead. Crime Federal’s extensive collection of music is a treasure trove of his creative expressions. He shares his compositions with the world, carefully curating moments that harmonize with the mood of the sky. Each piece showcases his passion for storytelling and his ability to create a musical atmosphere that resonates deeply with listeners. Caring and compassionate, Crime Federal holds strong beliefs in equality and freedom. He advocates for inclusivity and uses his music as a platform to spread messages of unity and understanding. Through his artistry, he aims to create a space where listeners can find solace, inspiration, and a sense of belonging. As the founder of Crime Federal Productions, Crime Federal (CfpCrypto) has established his own home studio, nurturing and refining his craft to create captivating and immersive musical experiences. In addition, his role as a host of 🎙️The Night Shift🌙⭐️, formerly known as 🎙️The Night Shib🌙⭐️, a thought-provoking and interactive real talk radio show on Twitter spaces, further showcases his ability to engage with his audience on a deeper level. Crime Federal’s dedication to his art, coupled with his passion for blockchain technology and his commitment to equality and freedom, makes him a truly remarkable artist and advocate. His music speaks volumes, and his belief in the transformative power of blockchain technology for the music industry paves the way for an exciting and promising future. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in his vast collection of music, as Crime Federal (CfpCrypto) is an artist who continually pushes boundaries and creates music that resonates with the soul.

Nessy The Rilla

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Nessy has been rapping since the age of 8. With 2 solo mixtapes along with 5 collaboration mixtapes under his belt so far, he has been on the rise and is known for his music from LA to New York to even Canada! With the release of his first album “With Love”, Nessy’s energy has been undeniably a force to be noticed. From clubs to fraternities to house parties, Nessy has performed on various stages including opening up for national acts 6ix9ine, Chief Keef, Dojacat, and more! Nessy joined the web3 family in February of 2022 and has since taken the space by storm by creating anthems and theme songs for NFT communities. With his upcoming drop OP3N MINDS being his 1st full-traited project, Nessy is uniting a community of dreamers and changing the narrative for artists in and out of the space

Tony Parisi

Metaverse OG. Entrepreneur. Investor. Co-Creator, VRML, X3D & glTF. Former head of XR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity Technologies. Author, musician, and composer. Tony Parisi is a Metaverse and virtual reality pioneer, inventor, entrepreneur, investor, author and musician. He has co-created several international 3D graphics standards, including VRML, X3D, and glTF. Tony is the author of O’Reilly Media’s foundational books on 3D graphics and VR, Learning Virtual Reality (2015), Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (2014), and WebGL Up and Running (2012). One of the leading spokespeople for the immersive industry, Tony has given speeches in multiple countries about industry trends and innovation in augmented reality. He was named in Next Reality’s 30 People to Watch in Augmented Reality in 2020. Tony is currently serving as Chief Product Officer at Lamina1, a new layer 1 blockchain for the Metaverse. He is also an advisor and limited partner in early stage venture firms including ME Ventures, a future-focused investment fund providing opportunities for creators to grow and succeed. Previously, Tony was Head of XR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity, where he oversaw strategy and product for the company’s real-time 3D brand advertising and commerce solutions. Tony is also a composer and musician. He recently finished the cast recording for Judgment Day, a full-length original musical, and has several other music projects underway.

Kirk Desoto

I’m a Web3 singer/songwriter who left music completely in 2012 after being disenfranchised by the music industry and the general state of music leading up to that point. I re-entered music in 2022 after discovering music NFTs. I grew up just north of Seattle, WA during the grunge era in the 90s and got exposed to not only amazing music but also an era of music that revolutionalized an entire generation. This had a huge impact on me and the kind of music I created. I have decided to stay primarily Web3 with my music as I believe the traditional industry is largely broken, from artists not being paid properly for their creations, and artists not being encouraged to own their own music. My goal is to bring the Web3 ethos of decentralization and self-ownership to music as a whole to revolutionalize the music industry and give the artists back their autonomy and control of their work.

Rae Isla

Rae Isla is an independent singer-songwriter and pioneer in the WEB3 music space, having sold over 1,200 Music NFTs and attended conferences around the world to present her music. Classically trained in cello, then studying voice and business at Berklee College of Music, Rae launched her career as an indie musician in Brooklyn, New York, collaborating on early releases with producer Gianluca Buccelati (Lana Del Rey, Arlo Parks). She went on to self-produce and release her first EP while becoming a staple in NYC’s indie live music scene, frequenting clubs like Rough Trade and SoHo House. Rae’s music has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, and more. Her debut album “Another Life” was the 27th most added record in the world on the NACC Charts. Rae is now based in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, and is gearing up to release her sophomore album while traveling to perform, advise music platforms, and build a local and global community of true music fans.

Taylor Alexander

Taylor Alexander Carruthers began writing/performing his songs on acoustic guitar at age 16. He became the lead guitarist in his sister’s band (Mia Carruthers & the Retros) with their debut EP We Will Grow reaching #24 on the iTunes Pop charts, featured on MTV’s Taking the Stage in 2010. Embarking on his solo career in 2012, Taylor independently released four EP’s and three singles to date. Played over 1,500 live performances including a six year stint in Los Angeles but is now based in Austin, Texas. Notable venues include Spotify NYC, Google LA (x4) and the main stage at Denver’s Mile High Fest 2018 & 2019, the first public outdoor cannabis festival in the US. Notable shared bills include Trevor Hall, Mia Carruthers, Dylan Dunlap, Tavia, Rebecca Rego, Lil Wayne, Lil’ Jon & Bob Marley’s band, The Wailers. On March, 19th 2021, just 18 days after minting his first NFT… Taylor became the 1st ever live performer on The Nifty Show. Essentially thrusting him into the metaverse/NFT space! Six months later, Taylor partnered with YoshiDrops, a revolutionary NFT music/art project, for a historic 7 song drop. Reshaping the project’s drop format. In 2022, Taylor began performing on a live audio feature of Twitter called “Spaces.” He and a small group of experienced artists started playing “unplugged” into their phones creating unprecedented relationships with new listeners/fans. Utilizing new tech, Taylor and his peers are experiencing new ways to make a living from original music. He’s performed alongside his “cyber-audio penpals” turned IRL (in real life) friends all over the world. Including New York, Boston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Seattle & Miami.

Cosmic Knot

Since its beginning in 2015, Cosmic Knot has accomplished a great deal with its music.  Playing to crowds of thousands, winning awards, throwing their own festivals, inventing a new genre of music involving plants, and hitting the charts with their debut album “Inner Space” are just a few highlights of the band’s success. Their debut album Inner Space hit #7 on the Relix Radio Chart and continued to maintain a top 30 position for an incredible 5 months also landing on national college radio’s top 500.  During that time the album hit the top 20 on multiple radio stations around the country, also reaching #1 on local favorite WYCE. The Music Of Cosmic Knot Is Propelled by The Sounds of Nature This synergistic relationship with nature and music led Tom Wall to discover a way of playing improvisational music with the accompaniment of plants through the aid of an electronic device…In other words, plants can play music! The new music genre of plants sitting in with the band has been called

“FLORGANOLEPTIC MUSIC”

Florganoleptic

Flor-ga-no-lep-tic

Definition:
 A genre of music describing the art of plants playing music with people, with the aid of an electronic device…

-Urban Dictionary

Emma Miller

Emma Miller is an independent singer-songwriter from Scotland and trailblazer for musicians entering the web 3 music scene. In the last year she’s sold out four Music NFT collections, launched one of the biggest Music NFT projects ever to come from a UK artist and has a strong collector base rallying around her. Most days you can find her on Twitter where she hosts spaces offering valuable insights into this radical new type of music distribution. Artist empowerment is at the heart of what releasing music on the blockchain can offer and it’s allowed Miller to thrive like never before.

Calven J

Jamal Maple, professionally known as CalvenJ, is a rapper who reigns from the DMV area. CalvenJ was raised in Suitland, MD, and embarked on his music career by performing in many open mics & competitions throughout the DMV area. With success & failures along the way, CalvenJ has indeed made a name for himself, displaying much potential to thrive in the music industry. In 2018, the streaming TV channel/artist development company; Radio Pushers, signed CalvenJ as one of their major recording artist/brand ambassadors.

My Silent Bravery

My Silent Bravery is an independent music project by singer-songwriter Matthew Wade. With multiple Billboard chart-topping hits, international tours, and over 9 million views on YouTube and 7 million streams on Spotify, MSM has built an acclaimed profile leading up to its latest album, 2021’s “Bigger”. With a DIY approach, Matthew released music independently under his own label, MWS Records, for the past 15 years. Beyond music, MSB’s work has been featured in various TV shows and movies, and Wade has been acknowledged for his songwriting through various awards and partnerships with many brands. Paste Magazine recently stated, “My Silent Bravery may be the best-undiscovered artist around.”

FonDew

DeWitt is a solo musician from Hollywood, Florida, who has captivated audiences with his masterful guitar rhythms and soulful melodies. With years of experience, DeWitt has developed a unique style that blends rock, pop, hip-hop, and folk elements, creating a sound that is both timeless and fresh. After years of leading local band Evolution Of Sound and touring the state of Florida, as well as playing in 2 different cover bands, DeWitt decided to take some time away from the public eye to begin building the foundations for a solo pursuit. Most recently, he has begun to emerge in the web3 music scene and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most talented emerging musicians in the space; captivating audiences with his raw energy, fresh originals, and unique renditions of well-known tunes. DeWitt’s music is a reflection of his personality – authentic, passionate, and full of heart. His soulful lyrics and heartfelt melodies speak to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Whether he’s performing in a Twitter space or a large live venue, DeWitt’s music is always powerful and moving, inspiring audiences to dance, sing, and feel alive. With his talent and dedication to his craft, it’s no wonder that DeWitt is becoming one of the most sought-after musicians in web3.

Maxwell Aden

Maxwell Aden, is a fresh new artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. Raised on Outkast, 2000’s boy bands, and Usher, he cut his teeth on 808’s that come naturally in his part of the world. This gives his music the ability to mix the kind of Platinum hooks that get stuck in millions of ears at once with the grit and immediacy of hip-hop, which makes for an unbeatable and commercial sound.
 
Influences can be heard from iconic Artists like Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Adam Levine, and Usher but Aden never imitates and the track proves his skills can compete with the very best in the game.
 
Broke, living in his buddy’s apartment recording demo’s in his bedroom, to a co-sign by industry Legend RAab Stevenson – coach and producer for Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Dave Mathews, and more. – he is blowing up and those in the know expect Maxwell Aden to see a whole stadium full of smiles looking back at him in the near future.
 
-Mike O’Cull, 2021
 

Suave

Suave is an artist, singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Creating a multitude of genres, his sound can only be described as “versatile”. Ranging from Soft R&B to upbeat Electronic Pop his focus is on creating an auditory/visual world within each sound.

K RamPrabhu

My name is Krp (K Ramachandra Prabhu), and I am a musician from Bharat or India. I have been learning Indian Classical Music for the past 6-8 years and it has been quite a journey. Having grown up listening to Western music, I now try to bridge the East and the West in my music. My country is a melting pot of cultures and languages. A beautiful Kaleidoscope of classical dance forms, varying styles of music, more than 100 unique languages, and a billion people. The English education my dad put me through ensured that the general fabric of backstreet boys, Linkin Park & John Mayer was always on wherever I went. The shift in the way I sense and create music however happened when I was in my mid-twenties, as I went deeper into Yoga and meditation. I hope the melodies you hear from me delight you as the sun rises and keeps you company when the sun sets.

Ryan Whyman

Ryan Whyman was born at the tender age of 3 to parents who make occasional references to the “real parents in a different solar system.” Those parents put Ryan in classical piano lessons at age 6, and he quickly discovered a gift for composition and improvisation. Being the curious and well-rounded musician he is, Ryan has toured with metal bands, performed with orchestras, MD’d for musical theater productions, played accordion for Oktoberfest celebrations, and was a featured performer on WWE Wrestlemania. On the composition front, he has written works for collaborative dance performances, composed for film/ TV/ video games, received commissions for sacred choral and orchestral music, and released albums of art music under his own name. Ryan has a new album called just keep in the Making, and his music can be heard on all streaming platforms. According to ChatGPT his unique blend of cinematic, neoclassical, jazz, and electronic genres inspires people to pause, reconnect with their creativity, and rediscover the joy of everyday life. Ryan is also the father to his son Julian, who is currently yelling while he should be napping. Julian particularly enjoys his toy piano and looks forward to a career as a composer as well. Or an astrophysicist.

Andrew Prater

Founder of the Shiba Sequoia Forest

Andrew Prater, also known as Lads, grew up in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Andrew spent the majority of his childhood learning to garden and care for animals. As a young adult, Andrew enlisted in the Army National Guard and was deployed stateside and overseas for five years. As an Infantryman in the 126th Calvary, Prater became a decorated combat soldier. Following his leave from the military, Andrew moved to Muskegon, Michigan, where he became a Certified Nurse Assistant before pursuing his passion for animals and becoming a Veterinary Technician Assistant.

Throughout his adult life, Andrew kept his passion for plants and grew a diverse collection of tropical plants and Bonsai trees, which he grew from seed and clone. Andrew’s passion for trees led him to start a movement called “Save The F**king Trees” that later evolved into the Lads Reforestation Project, focused on community beautification and preservation of urban forests and endangered species.

After a trip to California to see the infamous Giant Sequoia Trees and witnessing the destruction of wildfires becoming increasingly deadly, Andrew began collaborating with his local and Web3 communities to create the Shiba Sequoia Forest Lads Reforestation Project. Andrew is an active member of the Muskegon Heights Beautification Committee, sits on five Music NFT Councils, and has been a dedicated Shiba Inu Token Ecosystem community member for two years.

Shayla

Chief Strategy Officer/Proffesional Advisor

Shayla is a corporate professional with a background in business and public health (MBA & MPH). She looks for opportunities to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 platforms. Shayla leverages technology such as AI, ML, IOT, and Blockchain where they can have the most positive impact on the environment in various business settings. She brings her vision, passion, and dedication to finding sustainable and affordable solutions by collaborating with organizations such as Shiba Sequoia Forest Lads Reforestation Project.

Shayla specializes in identifying areas for cost reduction through opportunity dashboards and strategic analyses. As a visionary, Shayla looks to lead additional technological and sustainable efforts within the wider supply chain. She co-hosts and hosts a Walk Through The Shiba Sequoia Forest With Lads, NFTalk Radio and, is a member of Black Women in Artificial Intelligence (BWIAI). 

‘Feeding the trees… Feeding the people’ is a mantra that will help shape the future of not only the Shiba Sequoia Forest Lads Reforestation Project but will ultimately change the world.

Jenni (Crypto Queen)

Chief Marketing/Communications Officer

25-year career as a Physical Therapist & hospital administrator, turned full-time web3 to fulfill my passion for blockchain, digital art, content creation, and connecting people in web3. $SHIB early investor and loyal supporter, now serving as moderator and Social Outreach Lead for @Wellyfriends, an official @Shibtoken collab. I also serve in moderator and social outreach roles at $SHIB community projects such as @PawZoneOfficial and @ShibCoOp. Recently, I Co-Founded Shibwomen with the mission to empower, educate, and ecourage women in blockchain.

Jenna Childers &
John-Michael A. Hammer

Chief of Merchandise &
COO/Chief of Presidents

John Hammer and Jenna Childers currently reside in Chesapeake, Virginia, and are happily married. They have two grown sons, James Childers & John-Michael Hammer. Both sons have successfully launched and are great young men!  
 
John is a Merchant Mariner with Vane Bros. and has worked in the tugboat industry for over 25 years. Jenna has sold residential real estate with BHHS RW Towne and has been in the business since 1999.  
 
Currently, John and Jenna are pursuing all of the necessary permits and applications to get the “Sequoia Escape on the Cape” up and running on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (approximately 15 minutes from Cape Charles).  This location will feature a grow room for sequoia tree saplings along with a local farmers market and more!

Charlie Hammer

Co-Founder Shiba Sequoia Forest Parkview

My name is Charles Hammer, and I was born in Morristown, NJ. I am one of nine children and grew up in Chesapeake, VA. I was the first to graduate on time and started working at a young age washing dishes in a local restaurant. I always wanted to be a doctor, so I became a candy striper for Chesapeake General Hospital. I worked with the diabetes, cardiology, and morgue departments. I had a ton of fun and learned a lot. However, my grades didn’t make the cut. I followed my food adventures in culinary arts, working at Johnny Rockets as a certified trainer, at The Jewish Mother as a barback, at Sbarro’s as a general manager, and at 99 Main as a cook, off and on. As I was working in malls, I picked up a few gigs and other jobs such as assistant manager at Natural Wonders as well as People’s Pottery. This is what sparked my interest in nature and the world.

Living in Fairfax, VA, I met two great friends, Judy and Daniel, who asked me to travel the great country, and we explored over thirteen thousand miles!!! What had my heart were the redwoods in California! The trees made me feel humble, almost like I was living in FernGully! So grandiose, and I, who was just a snapshot of their life, growing and moving throughout VA, met a wonderful woman named Bonnie, now my wife of ten years, but who has had my heart for 16+ years! With her support, I’ve accomplished so much from our private chef business to getting me through my years working in the shipyard. But I always had music, food, and wine as hobbies to occupy our time! I never thought I would be nurturing and growing the one thing on this planet that made me feel so obsolete. It brought my life full circle to be able to work with such a group as the Shiba Sequoia Forest.

MunkyB

Chief Financial and Legal Officer

MunkyB grew up in a military family and had the opportunity, through family and work, to see many parts of the world. She holds both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees specializing in Environmental Health Management, Aviation, Law Enforcement, and Business. She is a retired federal law enforcement officer as well as a former business owner and has studied the Web 3.0 space since 2020. Through following and assisting independent musicians with their careers in Web 3.0, she found and eventually became part of the Shiba Sequoia Forest team.

She brings her passion and love for the environment, trees, music, and Web 3.0 to the project. With her experience in business and law, she aims to help our organization build a solid foundation and grow into a leader in making a significant impact on reforestation, the environment, and saving Sequoia trees from extinction.

Shib Co-Op

PLOT & More

PLOT is an on-demand aggregation and analysis tool designed to guide users to their next land sale/purchase by assigning a proprietary algorithmic score to each potential plot. Thank You Co-Op Team for your support of the forest and the community.

Shib Dream

News-Social Networking-NFTS

Shib Dream is a community dedicated to updating members on Shiba Inu News and cryptocurrency. Their goal is to create an innovative and safe platform for collaboration and learning. The team works to provide the latest and most accurate information available to members. Shib Dream also emphasizes inclusivity and respect for all members. Thank you, Shib Dream, for supporting the community and the forest.

NFTalk Radio

Twitter Space Focused on Art and Music

NFTalk Radio delivers top-notch content promoting artists and musicians and covers blockchain, digital art, and music production. With a global audience, it’s a must for art and music enthusiasts, tune in every Friday at 8 pm EST for a unique and fantastic experience.

Crypto Nic OG

Friend * Artist * Entrepreneur

There are few people in the Web3 space who can truly be described as wholesome, honest, and trustworthy like Crypto Nic. Not only is she an incredibly talented musician and artist, but she also has a heart of gold and is always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her NFT collections are a true testament to her ability to bring people together and create vibrant communities that are full of life, beauty, and creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or new to the world of NFTs, you’ll definitely want to take a closer look at Crypto Nic’s collections and see what all the fuss is about. So why not dive in today and discover for yourself the magic of Crypto Nic’s incredible work? Join Crypto Nic and her collective of NFT communities below!

 Thank you Nic for everything you do for the forest and the community.

Shiba Short Stories

Educational Stories For Everyone

A collection of stories about a misunderstood dog named Shiba, that never gave up on his dreams and kept fighting day after day to achieve everything he set out to be. Thank you Shiba Short Stories for everything you do for the forest and the community.

Shib Re-Cap

Shiba Inu News

For over a year, Shib Re-Cap has been delivering weekly news to the community about everything related to Shiba Inu Token and the community. The Shib Re-Cap team educates and updates the community on all the Shib-related news. Thank you, Shib Re-Cap team, for everything you do for the community. Join us on Twitter Spaces every Sunday at 7:30 pm EST.