Friday, March 28, 2014
We go through a lot of jars at Wild Rose, which means we go through a lot of jar boxes! Jar boxes are typically small with corrugated partitions to protect jars during shipping. These boxes aren't very useful for storage or garden mulch, so we've started using them for seedlings. We save all of our jar boxes through the busy Winter shopping season for our Spring seedlings, leaving the partitions in place to prevent neighboring seedlings from intertwining their roots.
The boxes degrade quickly, so we simply start our seeds in them before potting up. The seedling above are tomatoes that are just about ready to be transplanted to larger pots. The spent seedling boxes are then composted with the rest of our household/workshop plant waste.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This month marks Wild Rose's third year in business! This year has brought us stability as we set our roots deep in our new home. We moved into our newly-renovated shop last fall and are excited to grow even more botanicals for Wild Rose in our permaculture gardens this year. We've added tons of new products including mineral-rich facial masks and botanical lip balms, plus we expanded our selection of herbal lip tints and improved our Ink Spray Tattoo Aftercare!
We've passed many milestones by doubling our Etsy sales and launching a redesigned site, allowing us to exponentially increase our charitable donations. This year we donated to Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Wildlife Images, NEST, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, Black Mesa Indigenous Support and Units'ot'en Camp. Your purchase directly supports the vital work of these amazing groups!
We're overwhelmed with gratitude for our amazing customers who support our small business. We look forward to another year of ethically handcrafting your favorite products!