Little Plant Pantry – In search of a more natural existence
Little Plant Pantry is run by Winter and Maria, two warm-hearted and hardworking individuals. They opened for business this past April. Despite a long work week Maria and Winter are prepared to spend their day off talking with me about their dreams, their mission, and the Little Plant Pantry. Their story starts in Dublin where they decided to swap their busy city lives in the Irish capital for the green pastures of the West-Irish countryside. Away from the hustle and bustle and in the midst of nature they lived off their own grown vegetables. This is where they want to grow old… But even in their little paradise the consumer society forces itself on their lives. On their trips to a nearby city for groceries they are confronted by Irish beaches strewn with washed-up plastics, and farmers who think it’s fine to have keep sick cows and sheep suffering in overcrowded meadows. It is the indifference of the cattle-farmers and their ignorance towards the massive amounts of waste they produce that ultimately triggers Winter and Maria to take action. They realize something needed to change, and so they started the Little Plant Pantry.
Two hours and two mugs of fresh herbal tea later we say goodbye to Winter and Maria. On my way home I’m still glowing from this lovely conversation with these two inspiring, hard working, and enthusiastic visionaries. This has a promising future!
Text by Melissa Huppe & Illustrations by: Vanya Menken, Studio Kokana