Seeds have been such a fun surprise this summer. We're learning how to harvest seeds from the plants growing in our garden. We're learning how to let things "go to seed" and how you know the seeds are ready to collect. We've been known to dive into a really tasty watermelon or cantaloupe, declare the fruit delicious, and then promptly go to work digging out seeds to save. In short, we're turning into the weirdest freaks. I guess seeds will do that to a person.
Our boys are working hard and digging in to this new venture. For a few months, I've been a little obsessed with trying to help them find ways to learn some practical skills. These are some of the thoughts that keep me up at night. In a world where a purely academic education is losing its worth, smart people are throwing around terms like "academic inflation" and telling us that kids need to have tangible skills when they enter the workforce. They need to know how to problem solve, to be creative, and to know how to learn new material quickly and efficiently. Degrees are great and will always hold value, but helping our kids collect skills and practical knowledge along the way is supposed to be key in helping them successfully step into the workplace.
So along came Botany Brothers.
As the boys are learning the art of growing seedlings from harvested seeds, they are selling their organic seedlings. If you live here locally and are already gardening, or wanting to start growing your own food, will you consider buying seedlings from the boys? This little business adventure of theirs is helping them to learn business skills, learn the value of hard work, and how to get along with their coworkers. An excitement about plants, business, and connecting with customers is literally oozing from these little males in our house. It's incredible. We'd be honored if you'd help their vision grow.
To see what they are doing -
You can check out their website: BOTANY BROTHERS
You can follow them on Instagram: botanybrothers
You can connect with them on Facebook.