Lifepack, a maker of compostable paper plates containing flower and vegetable seeds, is trying to raise $15,000 to start a production facility in St. Louis.
The company launched its fund-raising campaign last week on Kickstarter. Contributors of $25 or more are promised packages of Lifepack’s plantable plates, with estimated delivery next April.
Lifepack was founded in Colombia by Claudia Barona and Andrés Benavides. They moved to St. Louis in 2015 after receiving a $50,000 Arch Grant, and they also have participated in the Yield Lab agribusiness accelerator.
Lifepack has a production facility in Colombia, but Barona and Benavides have said they also want to start small-scale production in St. Louis. The Kickstarter pitch says production would take place at Brick City Makes, a manufacturing incubator on Texas Avenue in St. Louis’ Fox Park neighborhood.
Tomado de: St. Louis Post-Dispatch