Kentucky Woman Brings People Together Through Plant Parties
Owensboro Native Morgan Krampe is approaching one year of sharing her green thumb with the community with her small business, Treasure Plant-It. This creative hustle came about as she was experiencing the post-partum struggle every new mom has of finding herself again. I feel like we are kindred spirits in that she found inspiration through her love of thrifting. I swear, sorting through “junk” at the St. Vincent DePaul is 100% therapy, and also totally feels like hunting for treasure. “It was a way to bring items home from the thrift store and my husband had no choice but to deal with it because it was for the business!” Yes, girl, we love this journey for you.
I know a lot of people, my mother included, who would also say gardening has a similar feeling. No matter what is happening in life, a little dirt under the fingernails will make it all better. Planting can be expensive though! By the time you get your plants, pots, dirt, tools, and pebbles for drainage, that garden center has pulled a Benjamin out of your pocket.
Morgan has come up with a clever and fun way to make the process much more fun and bring folks together with her new Plant Parties. “Planting can be a relaxing and rewarding activity that allows people to connect with nature and each other,” she says. Perfect for a wedding shower, birthday party, or team-building event for your co-workers, Plant Parties will work for any size occasion. You can have a hosted party where Morgan stays to help the not-so-green thumbs of the group, or she can drop off materials and let y’all do your thing. I love this because guests of the party will have something they created to take home as a memento of the special occasion.
Making relationships in our community is Morgan’s favorite thing about Treasure Plant-It. As a member of the local vendor community, she attends many markets and events. Folks love to see her roll up and unload her succulents. “I remember hearing one person excitedly say “The plant girl is here!” when they entered the event. I was like heck yeah! Is this my new superhero name!? PlantGirl! I think moments like that give me confirmation that I am on the right path and offering a unique service that brings people joy!”
Morgan dreams of combining her love of plants, the community, and her students from Sorgho and West Louisville Elementary together. She loves her job as Family Resource Coordinator for both schools and hopes one day to collaborate with community partners to raise money for the Bridgeway Family Resource Center helping students with the many needs that arise throughout the year.
To book a party or for more information about her arrangements available for weddings, birthdays, or sympathy gifts, you can reach out to her on Facebook. She can create just about anything for any event. You can also find her around Daviess County at various events and markets. Just give her a follow on social media to see where Treasure Plant-It will be next!