More Plants More Places
Relic Culture is a Bay Area start up created to bring plants into traditionally overlooked markets. We have developed new packaging methods for traditional plants or seeds and are developing platforms for distribution within these markets.
More Plants More Places
Relic Culture is committed to providing "more plants more places" by simplifying and eliminating difficulty associated with watering/maintaining, selling and shipping plants for sale
Watering and maintenance
We can remove the need to water and fertilize plants at point of sale. This means reduced costs for stores and elimination of plants killed by store management.
Selling made simple
Selling plants typically requires a specialized outdoor location. Our Packaged plants can be stored and sold from standard store shelves. This also means stacking products and increasing spatial utilization.
Shipping plants has been a constant issue and is routinely made more difficult by damage during shipping. Our shipping methods eliminate shipping damage and provide buyer with ease of mind upon receiving their plants.
The making of an idea:
We have all seen the tortured existence of plants on store shelves, withering in the sun as a lack of watering brings them nearer to death. The simple fact is plants are living and thus require maintenance to stay alive. Jing, noticing the selection of discounted plants, the tortured survivors sent to the back corner due to ugliness, “I wonder why they lose so many plants? Why does this happen?” Nathan responds with a basic answer “I believe they just forget to water them” Jing, indignant that this is a routine issue “They must loose SO many for no reason! How can we fix this?” Nathan responds “Well… they don’t really try that hard. They could package them differently.” At this point a spark of an idea was born, Nathan and Jing brought the idea to Jesse and the rest is history in the making.
Relic Culture was created to bring more plants more places, removing the need to water and maintain plants in stores. This solution brings with it both challenges and unexpected solutions to concurrent problems. Plants can be notoriously difficult to ship; using Relic Culture’s patented technology shipping plants in the mail is no longer an issue. We have also developed systems for vending machines, and novel solutions for seed packaging. We believe utilizing current bottling technology combined with tissue culture methods can yield better cheaper plants.
About Our Team
The People Behind the Company
Before founding Relic Culture Jing obtained her master degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a consultant for Silicon Valley technology and startup companies. She then left consulting to become a real estate agent. She became a Realtor Magazine 30 under 30 Realtor in 2019. As a real estate agent she built a reputation for strong negotiation skills and comprehensive marketing tactics.
She conceived of Relic Culture through conversations with co-founders Jesse and Nathan regarding tissue culture technology’s lack of use in the consumer market.
Nathan Rudnick graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture biotechnology. Nathan has extensive experience in microbiology, plant tissue culture, human cell culture and genetic engineering from his previous work with DuPont, Pioneer Hybrid, and the Buck Institute.
Nathan is a farmer at heart; he was raised on his family’s farm which still operates in Wisconsin. His lifelong passion has been to use science to provide food for the growing world. He is a futurist with a long view of what is possible, believing food is central to humanity’s future.
Jesse received his B.S. in Horticulture with a specialization in Plant Science and Biotechnology from Delaware Valley University. The bulk of Jesse's experience lies in gene transformation of Soybean and Cacao, however he has passionately worked on carnivorous plant in vitro and in vivo for well over a decade. He has been actively working to develop novel tissue culture methods for Relic Culture.
San Leandro, Alameda County 94578