Wildflower Seedbombs shows how small businesses in BC are going above and beyond by focusing on community and environmental stewardship.
Owner Christine Davison told Small Business BC that her company, based in Vancouver, is a labour of love, both for her family and the environment. “Wildflowers are one of the best ways to bring beauty, colour, and life to city spaces and abandoned places,” said Christine.
“My daughter and I started Wildflower Seedbombs as a creative family project, which eventually blossomed into a small, very hands-on family business,” said Christine.
Her homeschooling family would make seed bombs together. Then, they shared these densely packed balls of wildflower seeds, clay, soil, and nutrients with other homeschooling students to use as nature and science projects.
“After a while, we started having people from all over asking us if we could send them their way, too,” said Christine. “I guess you could say that people were going wild for them.” From there, her business started to flourish.
Entrepreneurship with a disability
“As a single, disabled mother raising a daughter with a disability, I understand firsthand the biases and challenges that come with running a business while also navigating disability-related obstacles,” said Christine.
“I strongly believe that folks with disabilities are as capable and passionate about succeeding as entrepreneurs, and I am proud to advocate for greater inclusion and acceptance in that sphere,” she said.
According to Christine, there is a “real community” among disabled small business owners who tend to network with, work with, support, and hire other disabled folks.
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Future of business
“My hope for the future of my business is to see it continue to flourish and empower individuals to make a positive impact on the planet by supporting biodiversity and the environment through the power of native and naturalized wildflowers,” said Christine.
According to her, the seedbombs are a great way to promote environmental sustainability. Featuring sustainable packaging and specially formulated to be used year-round, even on the snow, they make great gifts for anyone who loves nature and wants to make a difference in their community by supporting pollinator populations.
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