Irene

is creating a brighter world, one garden at a time!
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Kindness Jar
$1
per month

You like what I am doing and want to encourage my work.  


You will receive:

  • A handwritten thank you card featuring one of my nature photographs
  • Access to backers-only content
  • Discount codes for purchasing my artwork and photographs
Soil
$5
per month

Soil is the foundation for new growth. You like what I am doing in the world and want to encourage my work and receive additional perks.  


You will receive:

  • A handwritten thank you card featuring one of my nature photographs
  • Access to backers-only content
  • Discount codes for purchasing my work
  • The ability to participate in polls to determine which garden project I help next
Seeds
$10
per month

You're excited to make direct impact to literally and figuratively seed someone's garden. 


You will receive:

  • A handwritten thank you card featuring one of my nature photographs
  • Access to backers-only content
  • Discount codes for purchasing my work
  • The ability to participate in polls to determine which garden project I help next
  • Pick what will be planted from a list of seeds

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patron

About Irene

Hello! My name is Irene and I’m on Patreon to fund my passion for helping under-resourced senior citizens, families and veterans with their own garden projects in the two regions I've lived in the longest: Metro Detroit and San Diego County.

The opportunity to witness butterfly metamorphosis and observe nature in my family's garden, combined with fresh produce from my grandparent's garden were such important elements in my childhood and forged who I am today. I want to pass on that joy to others using by leveraging capital from my talents in design, marketing, and photography to build gardens for those who will most benefit from the assistance. The average cost to start a basic garden is between $50-100. If a fence, garden bed, or retaining wall is needed this can quickly escalate to $10,000 for labor and materials. For every $5 of patronage I receive, I will be able to dedicate $2 toward funding garden projects, which I will design and work with local landscaping companies to bring to reality. You’ll get to have a direct impact on improving the lives and nutrition of others, while preserving nature!

About Me

I am the founder of Passion Sprout, a solo venture that helps small businesses and nonprofits with their marketing and design needs. I created my business out of my desire to help others, but your Patreon pledge will give me the boost I need to spread my reach even further and help my community! I track my efforts through my personal website about my gardening and photography, Serene Terrene. I also contribute many of my photos to iNaturalist to document seasonality and diversity of the nature I encounter.

What You’ll Get By Pledging to My Patreon

I’m a multi-passionate woman with a BFA in graphic design and a range of interests that include web design, drawing, gardening, native plants, nature and wildlife, and photography. By becoming my patron, you’ll get access to my artistic ventures, gardening know-how, discounts of nature photography prints and merchandise such as totes, mugs, and shirts featuring my images.

Backers at certain tiers will also get to nominate someone in their community who would benefit from a garden.

Monthly Mystery Mail: Backers at the $20.00+ tier will receive a monthly care package from me. The Mystery Mail could be a postcard, mint tea made from my garden, a tiny trinket, blank inside greeting cards for you to send, or other tiny surprise!

Thank you for your support! Let’s grow something special together.
Goals
1% complete
Once I reach $50.00 per month, I'll start looking for gardens to fund. Patrons will be able to start voting on who gets the funding first.
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