Starre Vartan

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

by , 09/30/11

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Woodcut Cards on plantable paper via Greenfield Press

The Greenfield Paper Company makes greeting cards, hosting an array of flora, like their woodcut flower series, shown above. But they have lots of other styles too, including plain paper embedded with noninvasive wildflower seeds. Best of all, all the paper is handmade one sheet at a time in California from recycled materials (and water from their process is remediated).

Symphony Handmade Seed Papers make wine bags, gift bags, and a lovely placemat and placecard set that are embedded with shasta daisy seeds. Plantable Papers makes wrapping paper, and Pulp Art on Etsy offers a pdf tutorial on how to DIY. And if you want to get the flowers out, but aren’t so interested in the card or paper part, there are plenty of paper seed bombs available on Etsy too, which make great wedding favors, or work just a small thank you when you need one.

It’s a thoughtful way to go when you are giving paper, and the world can always use more flowers.

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Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick and author of The Eco-Chick Guide to Life (St. Martin’s Press). A green living expert, she contributes to The Huffington Post and Mother Nature Network (MNN.com)

Lead Image via Pulp Art on Etsy

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2 Comments

  1. @explorersmarket October 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

    We have recently added plantable wildflower cards to our product inventory for our online retail website as well as our retail outlet. We create our own designs to fit our image and having only been open just a few weeks, they have been one of our best selling products to date! These cards are incomparable to the standard greeting cards- whether it be a love note, thank you, sympathy, or ‘just because’, these cards give the recipient an everlasting effect come blooming season. Not to mention they are totally Eco-friendly!! http://explorersmarket.com/shop/plantable-cards

  2. Inca October 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

    You didn’t mention the letterpress card (image 5). I recognize it from Green Field Paper. They make the plantable paper.

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