Just because you don’t have a lawn or garden doesn’t mean you have to live separate from plant life! I’m working with Skyye James to launch a company called City Seed, which brings plant life and all its benefits to dorms and apartments across big cities like New York.
Skyye mentioned in her blog post that plants filter out our air through photosynthesis. Now imagine the impact of placing one medium sized plant in every dorm and apartment in New York! We could begin the process of reducing CO2 emissions just by surrounding ourselves with luscious greenery!
What makes City Seed unique? We are using 100% up-cycled containers to package our seeds. This means our plants can live comfortably in the containers they sprout in, and when they get bigger, the customers can choose to transplant them to a larger containers for the plants to thrive longer!
The first product we plan on testing in our up-cycled containers on sunny windowsills is lavender. Lavender has a lot of health benefits, including decreasing stress through aromatherapy and healing minor burns. I grow lavender at home in a large pot by my window, and the distinct aroma travels all over the house! Best of all, it’s proven to relieve headaches, burns, insomnia, stress, and much more!
Imagine if college freshmen had a natural stress reliever in their dorm rooms! And it doesn’t end with lavender. We are hoping to trial various other plants with stress-reducing and ailment-relieving benefits, like peppermint and chamomile!
Lastly, City Seed teaches young adults about small scale agriculture, a very important skill to have. We live in an age where much of our food is imported and/or genetically modified for color, shape, and a longer shelf life. By learning how to grow your own plants with help from our instructions, up-cycled containers and awesome soil mix, you can understand what natural agriculture looks like. Believe me when I say it’s rewarding to see the organism that you tend to, thriving!
My biggest task going forward will be the media for our company! I’m planning on creating a short video advertisement and how-to video for growing our seeds at home! I would also like to create a Twitter and Instagram account for our company to reach out to young people living in small spaces within big cities.
I’m beginning to take a look at a bunch of short videos about planting lavender so I can decide what is most important to show customers as well as decide the best way to show it!
We can’t wait to bring #CitySeed to your windowsill.