Dear fellow flora appreciators,
PTBO Flora was born as a passion project. We were founded in the summer of 2015 by Rachel Kuzmich as a resource meant to provide information about local wildflowers found in and around Peterborough. This original intention is reflected in our original name PTBO Flora Compendium.
The Compendium remains a cornerstone of our current website, but we have expanded and our current name PTBO Flora reflects the broader range of services, products, and content we have begun to offer. Realizing the widespread interest in getting to know local flora and with the growing popularity of the PTBO Flora website, Rachel dreamt of bringing together local people with shared interest, and eventually of creating a global online community of fellow flora appreciators. A mighty task for any individual (and her wallet) to attempt!
Being able to provide the quality and quantity of content that we want requires a lot of time and hard work, both of which we are committed to. But it also requires financial support. Something that, up until this point, we have not sought out but are increasingly in need of. We have long since outgrown our humble roots as Rachel's passion project!
In an effort to get the money ball rolling and generate funds that can be cycled back in our work we have started to sell some of Rachel's photography. This is something that we have been asked for quite a bit, especially on Instagram, and we are happy to offer an initial curated selection of framed prints.
We have also made the decision to develop a new membership program, both monthly and yearly options are available. Your contribution helps finance our website, projects and other operational costs. As a way to give thanks to those individuals who have become members, we are committed to delivering exclusive content and other perks to you. The membership pages are a work in progress. They will continue to grow. Some ideas may fail while other succeed, some may be more popular while others less so. As always, we strive to meet the wants and needs of our community and of you: our members.
Please let us know what you like, what you don't like, and what you would like us to try.