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Green Plants

A History of Relationship

In 2020, the owner of Permatierra launched Potted Peace Project in an effort to support people of color in Colorado. In the first year alone we gained 2k followers on Instagram and gifted plants to over 300 people. As the project grew quickly, as did our need for space and financial support! Permatierra began as the dream of running a business to support an earth-focused project with a big impact.

In 2022, the owner of Permatierra immersed herself in a climate and community resilience sanctuary, Shared Ground, as a core steering committee member. She soon moved Potted Peace Project into the building Shared Ground occupied; a former church in Denver's highly gentrified Northside neighborhood. As she and the community reclaimed space by gathering to host events focused on the needs of the earth and the people, such as clothing swaps, community potlucks, local art markets, queer open-mic nights, solstice celebrations, seed saving workshops, and botany classes, the spirit of the colonizer displaced the community. 
But, this step "backward" only inspired two steps forward...

After connecting with an abundance of talented marginalized artists, passionate land stewards, and intelligent activists, Permatierra was birthed. Mutual aid efforts, art/goods made by local community members, and donated plants are now supported by Permatierra as we continue to gift free plants, uplift marginalized communities, and center the Earth. Permatierra supports the creative expression of marginalized communities and we continue to embody the dream of Shared Ground by providing opportunities for community resilience by bringing people together to learn, take action towards a more habitable world, express care, and share resources.

Rooted in Care

At Permatierra, we cultivate a community dedicated to compassion, equity, creativity, and environmental stewardship. We are proud to offer a unique experience that goes beyond just selling houseplants and interior design services. With a mission is to uplift community and care for the earth, we gift free plants to People of Color, support local artists, and empower community by teaching workshops and hosting climate action events.

 

When you participate in our work, you surround yourself with the love of nature, support local creatives, and join the collective effort of liberation! Together, let's grow a more loving, creative, and regenerative future rooted in care.

"Learning how to care for plants invoked being cared for."

Meet the Owner

An ecofeminist thirst trap, underground event planner, and land-based community organizer

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We take pride in being an inclusive, black femme-owned small business!

As an earth and animal lover, Kēnya developed her deep relationship with nature due to a difficult childhood. The earth has always been her sanctuary and the animals her siblings. In an effort to give back to the nature for always supporting her body, mind, and spirit, Kēnya has dedicated her life to caring for her children, animals, and her community by tending land.

 

14+ years parent

10+ years pet care professional

5+ years urban farmer and landscape designer

3+ years community organizer and event curator

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As an impact driven business, we partner with and support our community in many ways and rely on mutual aid to do so. You can become supporter today and help fund our good work with a few simple clicks!

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