Hypha plants set sail across the Puget Sound

In a lovely partnership between Hypha and the Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, a box of plants set sail on June 26th for Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula. They were sent as gifts to the Port Ludlow Inn to show support for sail transport of goods, a method of local transportation that does not rely on fossil fuels for energy. The plants sailed on the Vicky Lee from Ballard. Special thanks to Kathy and Ty for making this a possibility!

I was amused by the prospect of sending native plants by sea, as a great many of our naturalized plants came to this continent that way, and it will be fun to chart plants off the map into terra incognita.

We sent a variety of PNW native and naturalized plants and seeds that will support pollinators of all kinds!!

 The Vicky Lee in Ballard before setting sail.

The Vicky Lee in Ballard before setting sail.

 A seed packet of Phacelia, a favorite plant of bees.

A seed packet of Phacelia, a favorite plant of bees.

 Plants, seeds and cards sent to Port Ludlow.

Plants, seeds and cards sent to Port Ludlow.

 Making the hand-off to Ty of the Salish Sea Trading Co-op.

Making the hand-off to Ty of the Salish Sea Trading Co-op.

 One of the handpainted letterpress cards we sent.

One of the handpainted letterpress cards we sent.