Small Business Spotlight: Sprouts! Showcasing Prize-Winning Artwork of Local Students at ArtiGras 2010
Every so often, I cross paths with a small business that is truly outstanding in their contributions to the local community. Sprouts! is one of those businesses. In this first edition of my Small Business Spotlight, Sprouts! takes top honors.
This article was written by the Sprouts! staff.
Eco-Conscious Company’s Plantable Seed Paper Products Grow Flowers When Planted
Sprouts!, Inc., an innovative West Palm Beach-based company that uses 100% recycled, handmade paper embedded with flower seeds to create a diverse array of environmentally friendly products, is playing an active role in this year’s ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival by printing beautiful note cards featuring the prize-winning artwork of local students.
“We are thrilled to be involved in this year’s Festival and especially proud of our work with the youth artists,” says Sharon Quercioli, Sprouts owner and founder.
The company’s note cards, featuring prize winning student artwork, will be available for sale in the Sprouts booth, located in the Youth Art Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from each box of cards will go to support the ArtiGras Art Education Fund.
“Sprouts is committed to supporting our youth and to educating the community about waste reduction and conservation through our products and environmental education efforts,” added Quercioli.
Sprouts products reflect the beauty and simplicity of a green message.
“Instead of ending up in the landfills, our products can be planted in the earth and produce flowers that create oxygen and provide food for small organisms, all the while beautifying the world,” Quercioli continued.
Founded six years ago by Sharon Quercioli, a lifelong entrepreneur with over twenty years in the recycle industry, Sprouts products include greeting cards, bookmarks, Blooming BoxesTM and a host of custom marketing pieces – all of which grow flowers when planted. Sprouts products can be purchased directly from the company’s Web site (www.sproutem.com) or custom printed to accommodate various volumes, sizes and print specifications. Next time you need to send a greeting card or your company plans to send out a mailing or distribute handouts, consider using one of Sprouts “Green Greetings” or “Blooming Boxes.” It’s a fun, easy and environmentally responsible way to help tackle a growing problem.
If you would like to support the ArtiGras Art Education Fund but can not attend the event, Sprouts is offering the ArtiGras Youth Art Collection 2010 & 2009 on its website: http://www.sproutem.com/category/ArtiGras-2010-Note-Cards
For additional information about ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival please visit: http://artigras.orgtest