ROTARACT RULES PLANTABLES on a SUNDAY!! 16 (That's right SIXTEEN) fantastic St. Croix Valley Rotaract members got their hands a little wet and A LOT dirty this morning with workers Jessie, Kathy, Karen, Tony, and Matt. And boy they were super productive!! We made a record 400 BEE Bombs and 115 pieces of paper. Thank you Rotaract (and our crew too)!!!
University of Minnesota graduate student Kayley (pictured in center, seated). She came to volunteer earlier this week at our Hudson, WI warehouse all the way from IOWA (that's right, IOWA!) And not only did she travel such a long distance but she was AWESOME with the whole Plantables Crew! Thank you Kayley and all of the U of M students!!
It’s been a very BEE-sy week for Plantables. Like really BEE-sy!! For starters, we had the opportunity to be apart of Hudson’s annual Hot Air Affair last Saturday. We talked to many awesome people who came from very long distances about our business and we had fun selling Plantables merchandise too! And then, all week long, our worker bees have been making Tweet-Heart Treats (for our bird friends) and wildflower Bon Bombs for Valentine’s Day. And on Thursday, we were asked to explain the science of our Bee Bombs to young budding scientists at The Women in STEM+ open house at The Hudson Middle School. Wow, what an exciting week!!
PLANTABLES HAS JOINED THE BIG TEN!! All of us at Plantables are extremely excited to have graduate students from the University of Minnesota's Occupational Therapy program join the workers at our warehouse. We are so lucky to have such talented students come visit us to learn about the integration of adaptive equipment and natural supports in a workplace setting. We look forward to having a great partnership with the U of M's OT program in the coming years. Go Gophers! Pictured with worker Nick are students Kayla (left) and Roxie.
Plantables is so honored and moved to have been selected as The 2015 Small Business of the Year by the Hudson WI Area Chamber of Commerce. Words cannot express how much we value the extraordinary support from this community!
What's FREE, Helps our Bees and the Environment, is FREE, Helps Plantables, and is still FREE? The ANSWER: The BEE Project!! Yes, The BEE Project!! Hudson resident, Danielle Vogler wrote a grant to the Hudson Community Foundation so YOU can receive FREE Plantables Bee Bombs to plant in your garden. All of us at Plantables are rolling out the Bombs in anticipation of a huge turnout! So follow this link to fill out an application (due Jan. 29th) for the BEE Project to get your FREE BEE Bombs! Please share this post with ALL your Hudson, WI friends!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806044556172127/?ref=ts&fref=ts
SANTA'S ELVES HAVE GOT NOTHING ON OUR PLANTABLES WORKERS. We are so very proud of our worker bees (and volunteers, too) as we have literally filled dozens of Plantables orders both near and far. As Christmas Day comes near, we're hoping that everyone loves their gifts as much as we loved making them. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
On Small Business Saturday (Nov 28), Plantables encourages you to support the wonderful small business that support us by carrying our Plantables' products. This includes our latest venture with our partners at The Purple Tree, SproutWorthy Garden Boxes (which grow lettuce, herbs, or flowers), made and assembled at our warehouse by our multi-abled workforce. Other stores carrying SproutWorthy Garden Boxes include The Bibelot Shops, Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply, and Lake Country Booksellers. More info at sproutworthy.com.
An important and thoughtful post by Dr. Dan Bruch and our wonderful partners at The Purple Tree. Please, please read, share, and discuss! Thank you, Dr. Dan!
Follow our progress as we get this venture up and running.