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Launching a New Perennial Permaculture Nursery- help choose our name! 🌸

 
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After 6 years of building our food forest in the Santa Cruz mountains, we're happy to announce that we're ready to start sharing the surplus with our community.  We're opening a small, perennial permaculture nursery!  My passion is perennial vegetables and medicinal herbs.  I'm a chiropractor and have been practicing herbal medicine for the last 18 years.  It's been such an awesome journey to learn how to grow my own food and medicine for our family.  I've collected and propagated lots of rare perennial vegetable and herb varieties, learned how to grow them, and how to make delicious meals and potent medicines from them.  I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learned along the way.  I've got 2 thoughts for names and can't choose between them.  I'd love to know what you think.  Please vote for your favorite name.  Thanks so much for your input! 🌸

CHOICE #1:  PERMIE PLANTS



CHOICE #2:  PERENNIAL PERMACULTURE


 
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Perennial Permaculture is my vote
 
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Very exciting Christy!  I'd vote for #2 as well.
 
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I like permie plants but would change the font to the same font that in in the perennial permaculture.
 
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You could plug them into google trends.

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=US&q=Perennial,permaculture,permie,plants

 
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I like the font of the first one better.  The more cursive style is harder for me to read.
 
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Thanks for your feedback and suggestions!
 
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I like Perennial Permaculture, too--I think it's understanable by a larger population. I like the style of that logo (with the large P and large L that swoops down to surround the word "permaculture"), but I do think the cursive font chosen could be improved upon (the N's look more like V when looked at independently). Finding a good font is hard!

(I do like that the "permie plants" has Cardenio Modern font, which is the same font we use on permies, and so it has instant permie vibes both in the word and style. I just think, aesthetically, the second option looks better and probably appeals to a wider audience.)
 
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Thanks for your thoughtful ideas!
 
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Perennial Permaculture!
 
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I like option #2!
 
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Number 2 is the best for me but the "Perennial" is a bit difficult for me to read.
Best wished for your project
 
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I like Permie Plants. IT is more upbeat and a bit less serious. I like it's font as well and indeed it is easy to read!
Nice for people whose eyes are becoming a little less accurate!
 
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It depends on the vibe you want and the audience you want to reach. #1 is less descriptive and less serious, more readable and more ambiguous.
#2 is more descriptive, less readable, more serious, and doesn’t necessarily make you think “I go there to buy plants”. I think I vote for #1
 
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I prefer #2 Perennial Permaculture. I also find cursive fonts and curly fonts to be problematic, and it is quite specific to the use. (My partner's business uses a curly font...) A company name, or logo can work, but it can also be difficult to read a lot of text in cursive.
Sometimes, some letters or some words just look weird in a particular font, you might have to try a few to get a good fit. Or, maybe modify it so it looks right and make it an image? I'm sure there's reasons for using a font versus an image of text, but I don't know enough about the pros/cons of doing so.
In this case, I agree that the "N"s are a bit weird, and the "A" reads a bit more like a "CI" with that opening at its top... I like the tail on the "L" as Nicole pointed out.


 
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Number 2.
 
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Number 2
 
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r ranson wrote:I like the font of the first one better.  The more cursive style is harder for me to read.



I agree with the font on the first one as well.

:)

Very excited for you and your plans!
 
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Brilliant, great to see how you have grown your project and able to share the surplus. My vote is #1
 
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I like permie plants. What about perennial permies?
 
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I prefer #2.  
 
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I agree that the second would have a wider reach, especially in California (I was raised in Napa).
 
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My pick is Perennial Permaculture - It sounds much more professional and is very easily understood by anyone (welll, most everyone) who would be seeing it.

Good luck to you on this awesome adventure, I'm excited for you!  
 
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#2; love the artwork, too
 
                                          
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My late reply is #2. Good luck!
 
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