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PDX Urban Gardens 171401798 | Government Grant Application

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  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 171401798

    Location: Portland, OR, United States

    Length of Operation: 1

    Number of Employees:

    Annual Gross Income:

    Annual Gross Expense:

    Open to Loans: NO

  • Funding Usage

    We will use this funding to establish consistent suppliers/orders of herbs, flowers, and packaging for 3 flavors of herbal tea and lip balm available through an ecommerce platform such as spotify. This funding would also go to pay labor of making products, and physical materials to have at markets to sell products such as tents, tables, display materials, stickers, banners, and storage.

  • Business Plan

    We plan to establish a consistent presence at local farmers markets and in specialty food stores or boutiques. Currently we are in the Getting Your Recipe to Market class through the Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College. At the end of the program we are being assisted to create further developments of our products for eventually pitching in front of Market of Choice and New Seasons buyers. We have already established a vibrant instagram and facebook presence educating the world through pictures of herbs and flowers in our gardens and our perspective that relationships with gardens create more reciprocal interactions between people and environment. PDX Urban Gardens was started to provide high quality, most local products that come with the least amount of negative environmental impact. In addition to local volunteering we give 5% of quarterly profits to Indigenous centers of Education in the Multnomah County and surrounding area to engage reciprocally with communities who have inspired us and remain original inhabitants of the land our products are grown and shared on.

  • Self Identified Competition

    Our top three lip balm competitors would be Portland Bee Balm, Berts Bees, and Dr.Bronners Lip balm. Our top three tea competitors in Portland are Smith tea, Brew Dr., and the Jasmine Pearl Tea company. Each major lip balm company has different flavors than what we have. Our other major tea companies with specialty herbal teas provide high quality packaging and presentation. Each tea competitor has a known reputation for high quality teas available in different sizes. Our herbal and floral combinations in lip balms set us apart from other name brand lip balms. Our teas are inspired by ingredients we've found in our own gardens. Each tea and lip balm is made in Portland utilizing shared used space and eventually will use B-line bicycle power for last mile delivery to markets. Each product is made with compostable packaging in an effort to be disposed in someone's garden. This allows the consumer to feel confident with their ability to sustainably dispose of their consumption. Further products such as lavender drop cookies, lemon thyme olive oil or vinegar, salves, or other products from garden herbs and flowers will add to the variety of products providing localized herbal benefits, education, and inspiration through their creation.

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