What is Seed Money?
Seed Money looks like the real thing – pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters – but is far more valuable. Use it to solicit surprise and smiles from friends and strangers alike, and then tuck these paper coins in soil to grow colorful flowers and delicious vegetables. It’s tender for tending!
Seed Money will be lovingly designed and made by Lea Redmond and her pals at Slide Sideways and Porridge Papers. This initial run of currency will include hand-illustrated pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and will be letterpress printed in Nebraska on thick custom papers embedded with seeds. Available in rolls for sharing and spreading the wealth, these lightweight, whimsical – and practical! – coins will slide easily into a purse or pocket.
What can you do with Seed Money coins?
All sorts of delightful things! And they’re certainly not just for gardeners!
- Secretly tuck them into medians, public parks, or your friend’s front yard.
- Leave a few with your tip at a restaurant.
- Place them in coin return slots to surprise strangers.
- Playfully try to use them at your local coffee shop or bakery.
- Leave them on sidewalks for people to stumble upon.
- Give them as a unique gift or party favor.
- Grow an entire backyard flower/food garden with the full set of coins.
- Pass them out at your farmer’s market just for fun.
- Send a roll to a politician with a letter expressing your opinion on agribusiness subsidies.
- If you run a retail shop, hand over a few along with the real change.
- Lock up a few rolls in a safety deposit box at your bank just in case Malthus was right. Or perhaps your porcelain piggy bank is more secure?