Born To Be Wild

Help me shaking the world of plants, for a free and wild spirit, for all!

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Geslaagd
111
Backers
14/07/2017
Einddatum
€12.351
Voor €7.560
163 %

Born To Be Wild

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BORN TO BE WILD is a medicinal herb farming project to rejuvenate the world of medicinal plants.

 

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But what is Born to Be Wild exactly?

 

 

 

 

With Born to Be Wild, we will grow, process and market dried medicinal herbs that are commonly used for their health benefits (digestion, sleepless, mummy, flu, detox, etc.), as well as our own designed blends.

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We will also offer subscription boxes (by theme or personalised) via our e-shop. You will have the guarantee to receive each month a loose-leaf herbal tea that fits your needs !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbal sorbets… why not? Some plants exhale round, fresh, sweet, floral, greedy or suave flavours. Herbal sorbet will soon become your favourite summertime treat!

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The herb-infused syrup is all that gives our handcrafted sorbet and ice pop its white or creamy natural colour. A touch of colour will be added with edible flowers such as dandelion (yellow), bee balm (red), cornflower (blue), etc.

 

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We will also produce fresh-from-the-freezer fruit sorbets and ice pops (red berries, blue berries, grapefruit, etc.).

 

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We will also make chocolate covered ice pops. 

 

Our flavours to cool you off: lavender, blackcurrant, redcurrant, elderflower, rosemary, thyme, chocolate mint, acacia, lemongrass, basil, strawberry and basil, chamomile, grapefruit, violet, rose, blackberry, pineapple sage, etc.   

 

 

 

All of our products are certified organically grown or ethically wild-harvested.

 

Get carefully selected and packaged loose-leaf herbal teas at Born to Be Wild’s. Herbal teas are made from dried plants that are vulnerable to air, light, humidity, and temperature. Use our glass jar and kraft paper bag to store away from direct heat and light.  

 

 

All our organic plant-based sorbets and ice pops contain only natural ingredients, using no refined sugar, no artificial flavours or colours. They are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and allergy-friendly.

 

 

 

 

Born to Be Wild is nestled in Château Combrillac’s vineyards, located on the high hills overlooking the Dordogne river valley, in the heart of Périgord and approximately 2 miles from Bergerac City (France). 

 

Born to Be Wild’s approach is perma-inspired, in other words we try to apply permaculture ethical principles to how we grow our plants.

 

 

 

 

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We use eco-designed packaging. Kraft paper bags, sorbet bucket and shipping boxes are recyclable, as well as our ice pops wooden sticks. 

 

Glass jars and aluminium capsules are recyclable and can easily be re-used. 

 

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We had worked a lot on our packaging to be ecological, minimalist, easy to use… and pleasant to the eyes! A beautiful artwork by ScommeGilberte.

 

 

 

 

And it’s an English name in a French world!

 

Born to Be Wild believes in « natural farming », the ecological farming approach developed by Masanobu Fukuoka, also known as « do-nothing farming », where human inputs are limited.

 

Born to Be Wild also refers to Mother Nature and how we are all anchored into the wild, no matter our lifestyle.

 

We are more than a simple farm. We believe in a certain way of life, inspired by nature. 

 

 

Born to Be Wild stands at the crossroad between farming and the urban world, in line with today’s realities. 

 

 

 

My name is Uyen. In another life, I had worked as a legal advisor on environmental issues in rainy Brussels. After 10 years as a lawyer, the idea of occupying fallow lands located on my husband’s family vineyards in Dordogne, France, gained ground.  All I wish now is to create my own living environment and to pursue the safeguard of biodiversity in my own way.

 

 

 

In 2018, after a transition year, I will become a medicinal herb farmer and hand-picker.

 

 

All I need now is you to engage yourself into this great adventure! Because we are all Born to Be Wild!

 

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Waar dient de collecte voor

The foreseen budget for setting up the business amounts to a total of 18 900 euros: 

 

 

Marketing issues (trademark, visual identity and logo, web site) and administrative issues (training and learning, organic certification) were already auto-financed.

 

Depending on the total amount collected, I would get a loan at the bank or microcredit institutions. Public subsidies are available (in particular for the drying room and processing facilities), yet up to a certain limit, and this is the reason why the financial target only takes part of certain amounts.

 

The initial goal of 7560 euros will allow to start with the farm (seeds and crops, greenhouse, freezers). 

 

As contributions have exceeded the initial goal of 7 560 euros, first thing I did was to roll on the floor as previously announced! The new adventure may start for real now since we have collected enough to put in place the farming business!

 

The second goal to collect 3200 euros to invest in a carrier cycle to stroll through Dordogne and Bordeaux city streets or to be present at festivals, at the seaside, weddings or birthdays to sell my herbal popsicles has been reached after TWO weeks!

 

 

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There is now a new goal of 2290 euros to buy an alambic to obtain floral waters that will be added to our sorbets and ice pops.  

 

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Logo and artwork for packaging: Sophie Rouliot

Photos © Thien Uyen Do

Photos harvesting © Remi Lagoin

 

Kies je beloning

Voor €10

You will receive a newsletter to keep you posted but also to provide tips on medicinal plants + a flower will be planted on the farm + your name or pseudo on our facebook page and our website
  • Backers: 5
  • Levering September 2017

Voor €25

You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 delicious premium loose-leaf herbal tea pouch
  • Backers: 26
  • Levering September 2017

Voor €50

You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 delicious premium loose-leaf herbal tea pouch (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 practical sheet to make your own home-made organic healing salve or after-shave balm
  • Backers: 22
  • Levering November 2017

Voor €60

You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 delicious premium loose-leaf herbal tea pouch (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 bottle of AOC Picpoul de Pinet (to be collected In Paris, Brussels or Combrillac)
  • Backers: 2
  • Beschikbaarheid: 10/12
  • Levering November 2018

Voor €75

OPTION 1: You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 herbal tea 3 month-subscription box (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 1 practical sheet to make your own home-made organic healing salve or after-shave balm OR OPTION 2: You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 delicious premium loose-leaf herbal tea pouch (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 amazing half-day Discovery (hand-picking and tasting in Combrillac)
  • Backers: 6
  • Levering Januari 2018

Voor €100

OPTION 1: You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 amber glass jar herbal tea (free choice) + 1 Discovery box (6 herbal teas) + 1 tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 practical sheet to make your own home-made organic healing salve or after-shave balm OR OPTION 2: You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 amber glass jar herbal tea (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 amazing half-day Discovery (hand-picking and tasting in Combrillac)
  • Backers: 26
  • Levering Januari 2018

Voor €200

You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 full Discovery box (6 herbal teas) + 1 amber glass jar herbal tea (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 amazing half-day Discovery (hand-picking and tasting in Combrillac) + 1 unrivalled wine bottle Château Combrillac (free choice)
  • Backers: 15
  • Levering Januari 2018

Voor €500

You will receive the 10€ perks + 1 herbal tea subscription box for 1 year (free choice) + 1 beautiful tote bag Born to Be Wild + 1 amazing half-day Discovery (hand-picking and tasting in Combrillac) + 2 exclusive hours of sorbet or ice pops service at your wedding, birthday, etc. (max. 100 pieces) + 6 unrivalled wine bottles Château Combrillac
  • Backer 1
  • Levering Maart 2018

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