Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 30, 2012.

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      Creator Leafcutter Designs on May 2, 2013

      Hi Royzig,

      Sorry to hear that you've been having trouble sprouting your seed money! We've noticed that some of the coins have lower germination rates than we had hoped for, so that might explain it. We're happy to help!

      We just minted our second batch of seed money with improved germination rates, and we'd be happy to send you some from this batch to grow. Can you send me a message with a good mailing address to send them to? We'll pop them into the mail right away.

      Also, here are a couple of planting tips for you that will lead to maximum germination: give them a head start by soaking the coins overnight in water, plant the coins 1/4" underneath the soil, and make sure to keep them warm and moist so the seeds can burst out of the paper while it's wet. Also, plant more coins than plants that you want to make sure you get a few good strong plants that take well. When growing things from seed, they rarely all survive!

      I hope this helps. Drop me that message!


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      Creator Royzig on April 29, 2013

      i've planted to rolls, nothing has come up at all.

      what's up with that?

      i've planted mint, tomatoes, radishes and a grape vine around the same time i planted the rolls, but the seed money seems sterile.

      is this a common problem?
      i still have a few rolls left, but i am going to hold off planting them till deeper in the summer, in case the cold snaps have been doing them in, but the other flowers and fruits/veggies have been doing reasonable, if not great.

      do i have to soak them in water or something before i plant them?

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      Creator Mike K on December 6, 2012

      Hi Lea,
      Just got my seed money and the kids love them (can't wait to start planting, unfortunately may have to wait until after we get back from holiday travels). Well done! They look great and the entire themed presentation (packaging, included notes, etc) is fantastic. I anticipate being a return customer once my pile of "cash" has sprouted :)

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      Creator Stacey on December 5, 2012

      My seed money arrived today (Alberta, Canada, regular postal service). They are ADORABLE! Love it!

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      Creator David on December 5, 2012

      haven't also not received yet (guess international shipping is to blame) - could you share which shipping provider you used, so we could estimate how long shipping will take?

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      Creator robin wolfson on December 2, 2012

      thanks for the updates--haven't received yet...can't wait to see and feel and plant!

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      Creator Anne Imundo on November 27, 2012

      I received my coins yesterday! I'm very excited to plant some. ~Anne

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      Creator Leafcutter Designs on November 26, 2012

      Hi Laura, Rebee, and others! Yes, all $50 pledge rewards have shipped and most $80 pledge rewards are shipping Monday morning. If you pledged at $80 or $100, your Seed Money will ship by this Wed at the latest. We've been stuffing rolls like crazy these past few weeks and they turned out great. Keep an eye on your mailbox and thank you for supporting our project! -Lea

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      Creator Rebee on November 26, 2012

      Hello, I responded to the request for shipping information some time ago, but I have not yet gotten my coins. Could you please give us a status update? Thank you.

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      Creator Laura Wenger on November 25, 2012

      I see that at least one person got their coins some time ago. I'm wondering what the status of the rest of the shipments is? I'm hoping to use some as stocking stuffers.

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      Creator GatorALLin on November 7, 2012

      I just got my roll of coins (and the nickels) in the mail today. I can't wait to plant a few and see how these work. I have an idea for a special coin design and project here at my work for a marking push. Such an original and cool idea!! Can't wait to see what else you can also create.... keep up the good and amazingly creative work!!

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      Creator Leafcutter Designs on September 24, 2012

      Hi Patricia,
      Increasing your pledge at this point is not possible, but please just head on over to my website where we are now accepting pre-orders:

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      Creator Patricia B on September 23, 2012

      Can I still increase my pledge? I'm in at $30 and would like to go to $50? If not, can we purchase additional coins?

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      Creator Julie Bzostek on August 30, 2012

      Will we be able to customize our pledge reward? I'm in for 4 rolls of coins, but if possible, I'd prefer just flowers and herbs.

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      Creator Sabrina Lau on August 29, 2012

      Saw the answer in the confirmation email, never mind! Thanks!

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      Creator Sabrina Lau on August 29, 2012

      Can I change the shipping address to something other than my billing address? I'm moving between now and then.

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      Creator Leafcutter Designs on August 29, 2012

      Yes yes, they'll be available for purchase on our webshop, in late October / early November. So glad you're excited about it all!

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      Creator Threemoons on August 29, 2012

      I totally love the concept and so glad this made funding! I only wish I could have pledged more as I am outtaworko right now--will these be available on the Leafcutter site at a later date?

      My plans for my pennies: Beautify vacant lots/distressed pavement near my apartment in Astoria. Mom will probably get the bonus nickles as she actually has room to plant proper greens! Can't wait.

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      Creator Leafcutter Designs on August 29, 2012

      Hi Eva - yes, please add the $5. It's more costly for us to ship to Canada even though it's not that far away. Thanks!

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      Creator Eva on August 29, 2012

      Hi everyone!

      I'm from Canada. Does this mean I have to add an extra $5 for international shipping? I sent a message to Leafcutter but haven't heard back.


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      Creator Lizzie & Baba on August 15, 2012

      We love your project and are so happy it's going so well for you. What a fantastic idea! Given that my last name is Buffalo, with your last update, I couldn't help to up our pledge. Looking forward to getting our Seed Money. Thanks!

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      Creator Dr. Bee & Hobo Dan on August 15, 2012

      Super cute idea! I love it. I have a 4-yo son who is just getting interested in plants and bugs (and money!). He will be over the moon. We live in Burlingame, so hey, neighbor! We just had a successful Kickstarter campaign that recently ended. Check it out should you be so inclined (Alphabet Living). Congratulations!


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      Creator Carleton Torpin on August 13, 2012

      Are there indications as to the nature of these devices on the paper themselves? What I mean is, would someone intrinsically understand, just by looking at the coins, that they contain seeds and should be planted?

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      Creator hair10 on August 10, 2012

      My wife is a first grade teacher, when they start teaching counting with money. These will be perfect for using in her lessons!

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      Creator Jennifer Woodward on August 9, 2012

      What a wonderful use of handmade paper! We are raising funds for equipment at our papermaking studio in Portland, OR & would be thrilled if you checked us out. Congratulations on your campaign!

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      Creator Derek Barrett on August 9, 2012

      Should read, "pledge GOAL" not "pledge perspective"

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      Creator Derek Barrett on August 9, 2012

      Wow this is crazy, this past weekend, I had a random encounter, one of those random act of kindness moments, and it involved money, and a teaching moment. Afterwards I had a vision of creating inspiring random messages, specifically involving coins! So not a coincidence I found myself here.

      This is exactly what our country needs right now. I love Kickstarter !

      Hey Lea, if you surpass your pledge perspective (looks like you will by a mile), please consider doing the Liberty Gold coin, from a symbolic perspective that is the most special coin of them all in my opinion !

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      Creator Rosalia Millan on August 9, 2012

      I've been thinking about doing a planting program with my kids at the library. I think this would be a great way for them to learn that planting is important!

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      Creator Rose Vines on August 9, 2012

      What a lovely clever idea. Glad to be a backer.

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      Creator GirlpagesNetwork on August 9, 2012

      Hi Lea, let me know when you make your project and we'll advertise it to Girlapegs Network. Great project! :-)

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      Creator Scotia Draven on August 9, 2012

      This is so awesome. I live in an apartment and am hoping to use these for some "urban gardening" on my tiny patio. Can't wait! Super cute idea! :)

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      Creator Julie Bzostek on August 9, 2012

      What a cute idea. I think I'll be sending some to my nieces and nephews. Maybe even as birthday party take-aways.

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      Creator K.C. Bath on August 6, 2012

      What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to start planting coins around my neighborhood. Good luck with the project!

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      Creator Surprise Industries on August 3, 2012

      Hooray! I can't wait to start handing these out. Some ideas I have so far:
      - "Thank you for planting a seed in my mind."
      - "Wanted to plant a seed in your mind."
      - "A penny for your thoughts."
      - "Money doesn't grow on trees, but maybe trees can grow from money."

      If I ever have another start up, I'll also use these as little gifts when looking for seed funding!

      Hooray for your delightful geniusness, Lea and Leafcutters!

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      Creator Cyndi Cappel on August 2, 2012

      I LOVE these. I got to be the first backer! I'm already thinking I need more! I will hand them out as party favors at the shower I'm having and stick them in B'day cards... I will use them in trainings, I LOVE them!

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      Creator Ginger Howard on August 2, 2012

      Will give a roll of seed money to graduates - sow a seed for the future!

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      Creator Kate on August 1, 2012

      Woohoo! I'm so excited that this campaign is live. I look forward to channeling my inner GOBluth and making it rain pennies from heaven!

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      Creator Andrea Tyler on July 31, 2012

      Already thinking about where I will leave these sweet coins!

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      Creator Greg Bujarski on July 31, 2012

      Lea, Great project! What seeds will you be using?

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