THE STUDENTS ARE COMING! THE STUDENTS ARE COMING! We are so excited and extremely lucky to have TWENTY AMAZING graduate students from The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Communicative Disorders Department volunteer their time at the Plantables warehouse. For the next few months, these future speech pathologists will have the opportunity to work along side our workers and witness how we make accommodations and use assistive technology to manufacture all of our products. It is truly a wonderful collaboration between UW-RF and Plantables!
NEW PRODUCT ALERT... LIMITED EDITION BUTTERFLY BOMBS! All of us at Plantables are super excited to announce a new product that is perfect for planting in fall or winter. Butterfly Bombs include seed balls with milkweed seeds (that monarch caterpillars depend on) and also wildflower seeds (that provide food for the adult butterflies). They make great gifts for gardeners and for those who care about our declining butterfly population. And they are reasonably priced to boot! Pick up a box at The Purple Tree or our warehouse in downtown Hudson, or visit our online store
A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Over the past two years, we have been BEE-yond amazed by the overwhelming support that our business has received. Every day there is someone who encourages us to continue with our mission to employ individuals of all abilities and to produce products that will benefit the environment for our pollinator friends. A remarkable example of this support came from a young women from Hudson (Danielle Vogler), who recently asked if she could write a grant on Plantables' behalf. This $20,000 Project Spark Grant is funded by The Hudson Community Foundation. Her amazing proposal (The Bee Project), is for our Plantables workers to produce several thousand Bee Bombs and have various Hudson institutions (hospital, schools) and Hudson residents seed wildflowers in designated public spaces and other areas in the Hudson community starting in the spring of 2016. We are beyond ecstatic to announce that The Bee Project WON the inaugural 2015 Spark Grant!! We cannot thank our friend Danielle enough!! She is a true difference maker. - Karen, Jim and The Entire Plantables Crew
Follow our progress as we get this venture up and running.