Seed Money

Watch your money grow! The seeds embedded in these paper coins will sprout into flowers, herbs and veggies.
created by

Lea Redmond

$12.50

Lea Redmond created by

Lea Redmond

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Grow Your Green

These special coins may look like small change, but the change they make can bring pure delight. Instead of metal, they're minted from handmade paper embedded with seeds, so you can plant them in the ground and watch your investment grow.

There are four different coins with charming designs on front and back from Lea Redmond, and each one carries a different kind of seed: pennies grow non-invasive flowers such as Black-Eyed Susan, Spurred Snapdragon, and Shirley Poppy; nickles grow herbs like thyme, dill, basil and cilantro; dimes sprout root vegetables like carrot, parsnip, and turnip; quarters grow a salad mix with bibb, Black Simpson, Salad Bowl Red, radicchio, and endive. The coins look like hand-drawn versions of real money and are printed on a letterpress, which gives them a realistic, 3D texture. The front of each is emblazoned with the motto "In soil we trust," and words on the back direct the recipient to plant the coin. Plant them, gift them, drop them on the sidewalk for others to pick up, leave some with your tip at a restaurant, hide some in a vending machine coin slot—you'll spread seeds of happiness wherever you go. Made in the USA.

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Made in California

Lea Redmond

created by

Lea Redmond

location

California

Lea Redmond believes that even the smallest, subtlest experience can change the world. She is graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where she studied philosophy, politics and environmental studies. Her honors senior thesis project was about the curious ways that artifacts and words can catch our attention and invite us to have life-changing insights. Before setting up her creative studio, Lea curated an exhibit about the history of wool in the Pacific Northwest, spread the word about Fair Trade Certified coffee, taught a bookmaking and haiku class at The Edible Schoolyard, coordinated a creek restoration project in Oregon, and even assisted a scent alchemist for a spell.

Leafcutter Designs, her creative workshop in Oakland, CA seeks to create a more playful, peaceful world by offering curious goods, surprising services, and participatory projects. She is passionate about making things that spark thinking, tell stories, and invite others to imagine.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
seeds, cotton, recycled paper, letter press ink
Measurements
Coins: .7"- .78" Dia: 50 coins
Ingredients
Care
Plant coins .25" underneath soil in sunny area and keep moist for 2 weeks to encourage sprouting,then separate and space appropriately to grow wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables. Seeds will keep for 1-3 years; store in a cool dry place.
Notes
Each bag of 50 will include 20 pennies (wildflowers), 10 nickels (herbs), 10 dimes (root crops), and 10 quarters (salad greens).
Item ID
23415

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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I need to buy more!

5

This was a hostess gift for a friend that has a beautiful yard. Everyone at the dinner loved the idea, so now I need more!

Fresno, CA

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We get so much goodwill out of these!

5

Just perfect to send to gardening/garden club clients to put in grandkids Xmas stockings! Springtime, obviously, will open up all sorts of gifting opportunities. So interesting and fun!

Dallas

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I absolutely loved the concept...but wish it worked

1

So My Dog sitter refuses to take money from me, so I try to give her creative gifts, for V-day I gave her some seed money and a handmade Potter's pot for UCG as well. Sadly she is an amazing gardener and she claim that not one coin produced anything. I am kinda sad, i thought that was the perfect gift.

Suffolk County, New York

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Great Idea

4

I am considering using it as a business promo. The price is a little high for the size. I would prefer it to be available for bulk purchasing. I can't see the seeds in the coins. That would be a better thing as well--to make sure the client "gets it".

Elkins, WV

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My students will love these.

4

I hope the seeds are viable so that the children have success growing the plants.

Virginia

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The Amazing Gift I Received

5

Loved getting this in my stocking. Will use in my backyard!

Los angeles

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Great product!

5

I just started a garden in my backyard, so this was perfect! My daughter loved the designs on the pouch and on the coins! So many interesting things... for example there are so many different plants you could grow! They are a bit flimsy, but overall a great product. Would by again.

Miami, FL

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"Unique!"

5

My fellow board members found this gift absolutely unique! Each said they'd never seen an item like it!

San Diego

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seeds

5

very good service

york beach me

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A gardener's delight

5

Will be great fun to plant in the spring

Western NY

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