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Seed Money

Seed Money

There is a very nice wooden box on my desk that contains hundreds of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. The coins look like money but are really made of paper. These coins were my gift for being one of the 1,100 backers of this project on
The paper coins can be planted. Each coin contains seeds to grow a colorful flower or herb or vegetable. Yes, these coins are called “Seed Money”. The Seed Money is hand-illustrated and engraved on thick custom papers and each is embedded with seeds. Buy them in rolls just like real coins. 

You can secretly plant them in different places you travel or give them away as tokens of appreciation or give an entire roll of Seed Money away as a gift for someone special. Here is what you can get:

  • Pennies: flower mix (Don’t worry, nothing invasive!)
  • Nickels: hearty greens mix (such as kale, chard & spinach)
  • Dimes: herb mix (such as thyme, dill, oregano, parsley & basil)
  • Quarters: salad mix (lettuce, carrot & tomato)

 And if you are really taken with the concept, you can design your own Seed Money (Minimum order is 10,000 coins)!

You can visit our office to receive your own Seed Money coin or reach out to Leafcutter Designs. They are located in Berkeley, California. Find them on the web at

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Why Birds Sing

Waking up before dawn and light, you can often hear the morning announcements from the birds. Somehow it is louder before the sun rises. The distinct calls, “I am Great!”, “I am Great”, “Look at me”, “Look at me”! There is no fear, no embarrassment. No resistance at all to the marketing of one’s own prowess. It is what you have to do if you expect to move forward and get what you want — get what you know you deserve.

We can all take a lesson from nature (again) not to be afraid of broadcasting your own praise especially if you are sincere about what you do that is special and unique. If you have something special to offer, sing out! Tell everyone.

If you don’t, find your passion and become special so you too can sing out. We all need to be the best birds we can be.

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