Leafcutter Designs‘ Lea Redmond, creator of the World’s Smallest Post Service, The Small Times mini newspaper and Punch Boxes, has a new and interesting project called Seed Money, which are paper coins she makes that you can plant. She recently started a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to help fund the Seed Money project.
Here’s the story from Lea:
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.
Each coin reads, ‘In Soil We Trust’.