our beginning. | est. in 1998
We were weekend gardeners, saving seed in the typical envelopes and plastic baggies. Being designers by day, we decided to try our hand at creating a kit that could neatly store seed in a compact case that not only functioned well but looked good too. So we did. Just for fun we sent a prototype to the largest English garden company we could think of. To our surprise, they called and wanted everything we had in stock. We said some crazy number but in reality we had one. A mix of excitement, panic and many long nights followed but we made the order by the deadline and Potting Shed Creations, Ltd. was born. Twenty years have passed since that very first design and even today, with each new product, the thrill remains.
Potting Shed is a design company inspired by reclaimed objects, a love of food, science and modern culture, with a simple focus — to design and build, by hand, genuine products for everyday living.
people build better products than machines.
five fun facts.
- we have one office dog for every four people.
- our company is located in a renovated 1970s elementary school in northern Idaho.
- our most complicated pieces of machinery are a foot-pedal grommeter and a glue gun
- our upcycled bottle gardens have saved 100,000 (and counting) from landfills
- it is not uncommon to see moose peering into our production windows
Dog Grass (Barley Grass, Hordeum vulgare) Dogs love grass. They roll and play on it, and like to eat it too. Barley grass is good for dogs, providing essential vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in Chlorophyll which acts as a natural detoxifier, mild antibiotic and deodorizer. An easy to grow treat for pet health and vitality. Includes: organic seed, reusable recycled US steel tin, directions. Tin 2" diam.
Cat Grass (Wheat Grass, Triticum aestivum) Cats love grass. They nap and play on it, and like to eat it too. Wheat grass is good for cats, providing essential vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in Chlorophyll which acts as a natural detoxifier, mild antibiotic and deodorizer. An easy to grow organic treat for pet health and vitality. Includes: organic seed, reusable recycled US steel tin, directions. Tin 2" diam.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) A member of the mint family, catnip attracts cats domestic and wild. Even lions are sensitive to the oils in the stems, leaves and flowers. Catnip has long been used as a seasoning and to make calming teas but was first cultivated for its effect on cats. If fresh, the leaves and stems need bruising to release their oils or you can dry and crush them as a special treat and to help relieve boredom. Includes: organic seed, reusable recycled US steel tin, ribbon hanger, directions. Tin 2" diam.