Something Borrowed, Something Grew
Sow True and the art of the humble beginning
provided by ASAP
Back when the frost was still coating dormant garden beds, Sow True Seed, the only local purveyor of non-hybrid, non-treated, open-pollinated vegetable and flower seeds, announced its partnership with the Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project, wherein it now donates 30% of profits (from online, telephone or in-person sales) to ASAP, as well as exclusively sponsoring that nonprofit's Growing Minds Farm to School program.
Spring planting is now segueing into summer, and while the Sow True-ASAP alliance still thrives, it's not all tilling and no toasting. On the latter front, the seeds are sprouting a new reputation, becoming a highly fashionable favor at receptions, especially as the popularity of green weddings continues to grow. All packets can be customized with the couple's name, and price includes set-up (discounts kick in with orders of 75 seed packs or more).
Anonymous favors with no regional flavor just won't do anymore ... even on such a seemingly micro level, the go-local fever can take firm root.