Campaign Introduction

Envision a space painted in greenery. The damp, familiar scent of rich soil. The pleasant buzz of busy pollinators, and perhaps the occasional quack from a happy duck as it roams the pasture. This is the vision for the Hillside Botanicals plant nursery that is coming to life, right here in the Heart of Vermont. Join our campaign today and help us bring more plants to more people!

Plants for People Project with Hillside Botanicals

by Sarah Shaw

  • $11,500

    Funding Goal
  • $10,753

    Funds Raised
  • Apr 2022

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
93.50%
This campaign is not currently active.
Randolph, VT

Sarah Shaw

1 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

Where it all started:

Our journey started in 2016 as recent college graduates looking for meaningful ways to live in communion with a healthy planet and be of service to our community. So began a lot of study (think organic farming, herbal medicine, permaculture…), getting our hands in the soil, and starting to set deeper roots in Central Vermont.

In 2018, we took our gardening hobbies and growing knowledge to establish a small medicinal herb and hemp farm on family land situated on a quintessential Vermont hillside.

Today, Hillside Botanicals produces a wide variety of certified organic medicinal herbs, hemp, and herbalist-formulated wellness and CBD products using ingredients sourced from our hillside fields and the surrounding landscape. We see our human health as dependent upon the vitality of our environment, which is why we strive to use only regenerative cultivation and wildcrafting methods that yield high-quality crops, healthy soils, and encourage a healthier future for all beings. In 2020 we made a deeper commitment to our values by becoming Real Organic and Bee Friendly Farming certified. We’re constantly learning as young farmers and herbalists and believe we can weave community wellness through regenerative farming, skill-sharing, and celebrating our relationship to the land.

Where it’s all going (with your help!):

As we’ve grown with our business, we’ve witnessed the revitalized interest in our community in gardening and local food, homesteading, natural wellness, and preserving our rich natural resources. We see an opportunity to support folks in getting their hands in the dirt, connecting to nature, and promoting community resilience through organic and regenerative farming.

The Plants for People Project encompasses the development of a retail nursery and workshop space at our farm homestead. Our goal is to provide a broad variety of certified organic culinary and medicinal plants to our local community and also create an accessible space for educational workshops related to organic gardening, herbal medicine, and holistic wellness. We have already started work on this project, which includes constructing a 21’x96’ greenhouse frame, but there remains significant infrastructure needs to get the space ready for plants to thrive. We’re talking a high-efficiency heater, fans, lumber, electrical service installation, irrigation equipment, nursery supplies… the list goes on! So, we need your help.

Every dollar raised in this campaign goes towards completing the nursery infrastructure so we can start providing you, our community members, with the highest quality organic plants and information for your gardening adventures. Just as nature’s ecosystems, we’re all reliant on one another to truly thrive. That is why we invite you to share this campaign with five of your friends! We have some awesome rewards to offer our donors, just to sweeten things a bit more!

Thank you for supporting our campaign and believing in a healthier future for people and planet! Together, we’re creating resilient landscapes for the next generation.

Rewards

$25

Farm Direct Herbal Tea

Fill up your cup and choose from any of our handcrafted, farm-direct herbal teas: Spiced Tulsi Rose, Twilight Tea, Mineral Magic, and Sleepy Sprouts. Featuring organic herbs sourced right from our hillside fields!

Estimated Delivery: April, 2022
3 backers

$50

$50 Plant Nursery Gift Certificate

Enjoy a $50 gift certificate to the Hillside Botanicals Plant Nursery and get your garden going. Let us do the seed starting for you! No expiration, also valid for future workshops.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2022
7 backers

$50

Full Spectrum Hemp Extract

Certified organic full spectrum hemp extract (600mg CBD) featuring organic, regeneratively grown hemp from our farm. Handcrafted and manufactured right here in Randolph.

Estimated Delivery: April, 2022
1 backers

$100

$100 Plant Nursery Gift Certificate

Enjoy a $100 gift certificate to the Hillside Botanicals Plant Nursery and get your garden going. Let us do the seed starting for you! No expiration, also valid for future workshops.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2022
2 backers

$150

Garden Tilling Service

Let us help you get your garden going with garden tilling service. $150 includes travel to your home or garden site (up to 25 miles from Randolph Area) and up to 1 hour of tilling. Bed shaping and nutrient amendment recommendations can also be provided.

2 backers
8 rewards left

$150

$150 Plant Nursery Gift Certificate

Enjoy a $150 gift certificate to the Hillside Botanicals Plant Nursery and get your garden going. Let us do the seed starting for you! No expiration, also valid for future workshops.

6 backers

$250

1:1 Herbal Consult with Sarah at Humble Hummingbird

Receive a 2 hr comprehensive herbal wellness consult with Sarah, trained Clinical Herbalist and owner of Humble Hummingbird L3C. Includes a full wellness assessment, individualized protocol with nutrition, herbal formula, and lifestyle suggestions, and custom herbal formulas (2 week supply). Consultations are available via video chat or phone. Learn more at: www.humblehummingbirdvt.com.

Estimated Delivery: April, 2022
1 backers

$500

$500 Plant Nursery Gift Card

Enjoy a $500 gift certificate to the Hillside Botanicals Plant Nursery and get your garden going. Let us do the seed starting for you! No expiration, also valid for future workshops.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2022
0 backers

$500

$250 Gift Card to Hillside Botanicals Online Store

Choose from an amazing variety of farm direct wellness products and certified organic dried medicinal herbs available on the Hillside website! Always handcrafted with love. Free shipping on orders over $75.

Estimated Delivery: April, 2022
0 backers

$1,000

Naming Rights to Hillside Botanicals Nursery Greenhouse

In honor of your immense support, enjoy full naming rights to the Hillside plant nursery greenhouse. Choose to name it after yourself, or whatever creative title you can come up with. We'll get an engraved sign to hang for all to see.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2022
0 backers

$100

$50 Gift Card to Hillside Botanicals Online Store

Choose from an amazing variety of farm direct wellness products and certified organic dried medicinal herbs available on the Hillside website! Always handcrafted with love. Free shipping on orders over $75.

Estimated Delivery: April, 2022
1 backers

$75

Have a Nursery Table Named After You

In honor of your support, enjoy full naming rights to one of the 16ft nursery tables we need to build. Choose to name it after yourself, or whatever creative title you can come up with. We'll get a metal tag made and display it in your honor!

Estimated Delivery: May, 2022
0 backers
10 rewards left
  • 4/7/2022

    Moooooving Towards 75%

    One more week to go!

    In case you missed it, here’s @insta_nbacon moooving into some pretty cold water this weekend because we made it to 50% of our crowdfunding goal! 🌟

    Fun Fact: I (Sarah) failed to capture the first plunge because I lost service halfway through the livestream (duh, rural living), so Nathan took not one but two trips to the river in a cow suit! 🤣🥶

    Words can’t express our gratitude 🙏🏽 Let’s get to 100!

  • 4/7/2022

    It Takes a Village!

    Where we started one week ago, versus where we are now!

    We started digging for the electric last Friday and by the end of the day had the conduit and meter panel installed. On Monday we installed our heater, pulled the electrical cables (and had to make an unexpected trip to the electrical supply shop 😑). One week later we have power throughout the greenhouse, new tables, a new door, propane tanks delivered, and the intake vents and exhaust fan installed. 🎉

    We absolutely and unequivocally could not have made it this far without everyone who has contributed to our campaign so far. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏.

    A massive thanks also goes out to Sarah’s parents, Rich and Cindy who came to help this week on their “vacation.” It takes a village!

    We’re over 85% funded, and still have time to get to our crowdfunding goal! Keep sharing! 🙏🌟

Name Campaign Location Date
Matthew Simpson Claremont, NH April 24, 2022
Willow Griffith Royalton, VT April 24, 2022
Kelley St. John Buffalo, NY April 24, 2022
Caithlin Madigan Brooklyn, NY April 24, 2022
Anonymous Tully, NY April 22, 2022
Abi & Tim Gershon West Brookfield, VT April 22, 2022
Linda Ploof Colchester, VT April 21, 2022
Bryn Keenhold Middlesex, VT April 21, 2022
Presley Focia Wetumpka, AL April 20, 2022
Maia Binhammer Bellingham, WA April 18, 2022
Anonymous Randolph, VT April 15, 2022
Morgan Easton Braintree, VT April 14, 2022
Anonymous Randolph, VT April 14, 2022
Anonymous Randolph, VT April 14, 2022
Katrina Hohowski west brookfield, VT April 13, 2022
Nicole Stuart Randolph, VT April 12, 2022
Daniel Toner Somerville, MA April 12, 2022
Genevieve Drutchas Worcester, VT April 12, 2022
Karen Dolliver Brookfield, VT April 12, 2022
Deb and Jim Luchsinger Cortland, NY April 11, 2022
JAMES NOBLE Randolph Center, VT April 11, 2022
Joan Miles Randolph, VT April 11, 2022
Dorie Seavey Woodstock, VT April 11, 2022
McKenzie Connors Syracuse, NY April 10, 2022
Anonymous Danbury, CT April 10, 2022
Anonymous Cazenovia, NY April 10, 2022
Nancy Hatch Tully, NY April 10, 2022
Barbara Lane Southwick, MA April 10, 2022
Evan Silverberg Brooklyn, NY April 07, 2022
, April 07, 2022
Jen Baumann Randolph, VT April 05, 2022
Justin St. John Homer, NY April 04, 2022
Linda St John Cortland, NY April 04, 2022
Julie Maccarone Randolph, VT April 03, 2022
Miranda Resnick Hardwick, VT April 03, 2022
Matthew Simpson Claremont, NH April 03, 2022
Lily Shaw Tully, NY April 03, 2022
Nathan Ober Hagerstown, MD April 01, 2022
Tom & Sandy Cooch Braintree, VT March 29, 2022
Amanda Ukasick Randolph, VT March 29, 2022
James Allard Chelmsford, MA March 29, 2022
Colby Mowery Huntington, WV March 29, 2022
Michael Epchook South Royalton, VT March 29, 2022
Rachel andJack Waterbury Center, VT March 28, 2022
Chelsie Brown Braintree, VT March 28, 2022
Robert Leeson Randolph, VT March 28, 2022
Kyla Bedard RANDOLPH CENTER, VT March 28, 2022
Anonymous Windsor, VT March 28, 2022
Steve Harrison Avon, VT March 27, 2022
David Cooch Portland, OR March 27, 2022
Edith Connellee Waitsfield, VT March 26, 2022
Deborah Durkee Brookfield, VT March 26, 2022
Mary Ellen Gillard Gaithersburg, MD March 26, 2022
Liam Madden Town of Rockingham, VT March 26, 2022
Ashley Bedini Stowe, VT March 25, 2022
Lisa Olson Randolph Ctr, VT March 25, 2022
Nicole Karam Victor, NY March 25, 2022
Nancy LaRowe Norwich, VT March 24, 2022
Gavin Boyle Glendale, CO March 24, 2022
Heidi van Gulden West Brookfield, VT March 24, 2022
Trevin Mowery Charleston, SC March 24, 2022
Susan Zani Randolph, VT March 24, 2022
Susan Zani Randolph, VT March 24, 2022
Lindsey Schell Bethel, VT March 24, 2022
Katelyn Briggs Nevada city, CA March 24, 2022
Anthony Amell Fort Collins, CO March 24, 2022
Tim Aldrighetti Bethel, VT March 23, 2022
Mariel Brown-Fallon Cincinnati, OH March 23, 2022
Thomas Bricmont Fort Collins, CO March 23, 2022
Brandon Baumann Randolph, VT March 21, 2022
Lorena Linero Lopez Rye, NY March 21, 2022
April Doolen Randolph, VT March 21, 2022
JAKE ZANI RANDOLPH, VT March 21, 2022
Martina ODonnell W Brookfield, VT March 21, 2022
Frances Rose Subbiondo Randolph, VT March 21, 2022
Karen Dolliver Brookfield, VT March 20, 2022
Thomas Jacobs Moretown, VT March 20, 2022
Molly Poirier Chichester, NH March 20, 2022
Claire Smith Plymouth, MI March 20, 2022
Anonymous Walpole, MA March 20, 2022
Fern Strong Randolph Center, VT March 20, 2022
Nicole Bourassa Underhill, VT March 20, 2022
Lara Dickinson Piedmont, CA March 20, 2022
Alexandra Geary Denver, CO March 19, 2022
Jordin Carpenter Williamstown, VT March 19, 2022
Eric Hedeman Burlington, VT March 19, 2022
Patricia Harris Durango, CO March 19, 2022
Anne Tezak Reading, MA March 19, 2022
Anthony Fiorillo Brookfield, VT March 19, 2022
Patricia Aldom Hartland, VT March 18, 2022
Joan Carman West Brookfield, VT March 18, 2022
Larissa Rayher Sudbury, MA March 18, 2022
Ellizabeth Michel Burlington, VT March 18, 2022
Marcus Harrison Lancaster, VT March 18, 2022
Melinda Lund Tully, NY March 17, 2022
Kim & Jeff Grout Randolph, VT March 17, 2022
Barb & John Baumann Randolph, VT March 17, 2022
Susan Montgomery-Grout Randolph, VT March 17, 2022
Yitzchok Joseph Park City, UT March 17, 2022
John Grout Plainfield, NH March 16, 2022
Galen Tracy Bend, OR March 16, 2022
Jen Risley Keene, NH March 07, 2022

1 review for Plants for People Project with Hillside Botanicals

  1. Colby Mowery (verified owner)

    Love to see it! I’ll have to check everything out next time I cruise through VT! Keep up the awesome work.

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