SOW IT FORWARD 2021 GIFTINGS
SPREAD THE LOVE 2021
GIFT DISTRIBUTION UPDATE
IT IS WELL WITH YOUR SOUL.
Every year, we offer our clients and customers the opportunity to Sow it Forward by gifting organic seedling plants and/or seeds, which we then channel to Africans in our communities (our use of the word “African” refers to “African”, “African American”, “Black”, “of African Descent”, “African Diaspora”, etc.).
From May until July, 2021, Fat and Flourishing Farmacy and Altogether Lovely channeled over 4500 organic culinary and medicinal plants to African birthworkers, farmers, children and individuals in the Pacific Northwest. We also channeled gifts of seed packets, dried medicinal herbs and shea butter. This was a unique and delightful experience-and it is a great beginning...we are just getting started!
We grew quite a few of the gifted plants, but there was an unexpected and humbling avalanche of gifts from our clients, customers and our farmer and botanical garden friends, who generously gave beyond our imagination. Many, many, many thanks go to each of them from our heart to theirs!
To ensure that the plant gifts were well taken care of and distributed in a timely fashion, Altogether Lovely also invested more than 50% of our Wholebeing Skincare sales profits in logistics, transportation and delivery. Of a surety- Giving is Living and Sowing is Growing!
We are building a greenhouses to grow plants for gifting year-round. Our first greenhouse project is slated for November 2021. This will enable us to grow and gift edible and medicinal plants to underserved communities for indoor and outdoor growing year-round!
Some of our givers and receivers requested to remain anonymous, so we simply present a few photos of our 2-month Giving/Living adventure below:
Gifted plants to an African-founded non-profit.