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Plants & Poetry Journal

Help us pay employees & begin our nature inspired literary journal. For every submission, we plant a tree or other type of vegetation.

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Project Description

Our business shares plants & poetry. Every plant sold comes with a poem that teaches one how to care for the plant. We host workshops to include: starting hydroponics, worm composting, writing poetry, poetic remedies, and more. We also offer services for parties and festivals. We began this business because each us has something unique and beautiful to share with our community. My business partner, Kelsey, has a way with bringing sick plants back to health. Friends and family were always bringing their sick plants to her for plant treatment. As our house began to grow full, I began writing poems for each plant because poets do strange things like this. We thought...we could sell this. This could be our job and our community rallied. Our future goals include starting an online nature inspired journal to highlight artists and writers. For every submission, we will plant a tree or type of vegetation in and around our neighborhoods. We are two women, the poet and the gardener, that operate the business. Co-owner Kelsey's partner helps us as he is an avid gardener himself. We love to plan events with other small businesses and nonprofits to include: Botanical Gardens, The Moonstone Buffalo, and Libro.fm. Regarding social impact, we believe that the heart of our business benefits our community which is why we still operate the way we do. We share and promote businesses doing the same work as us because our region desperately needs both agriculture and literature. For our minds, our hearts, and our future.

We are starting this campaign in order to maintain operation and slowly grow for the next month while COVID-19 continues the lockdown. We will use these funds to buy a subscription to submittable subscription of $999/year. This will allow us to reach more writers and creatives for our new nature inspired literary journal. This journal is a new project that will replace our in-person events and plant sales that have been dramatically affected due to the Coronavirus. This lockdown is preventing us from participating in three very big outreach events: Art in the Garden and Lavendar Festival, and the Woody Festival.

 

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The Campaign FAQs

How often do you publish the journal?

We publish a new issue every month.

How does the journal provide revenue?

Every person that submits, pays a small fee. We also welcome small business and nonprofits to place ads inside the journal. We redistribute these funds to the writers and the artists after we have covered our staff costs. 

How long has the journal been operating?

Our first issue will be June 2020.

Do you anticipate the journal continuing after COVID-19?

Yes - our goal was to begin this journal long before, but due to our events cancelling we are pivoting to an online driven strategy in order to reach more writers, artists, and gardeners through all mediums.

 

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05/22/2020
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