Slate Garden Markers, Set of 8
- L 11.8" x W 2" x H .25"
- Set of 8 includes basil, dill, oregano, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme.
- Made by hand in Vermont.
In 1997, Vermont entrepreneur Jim McGinnis purchased a laser machine to custom engrave corporate gifts and the like. Fascinated by the technology, his wife was curious about what else the laser could do. Being an avid gardener, she picked a fern from their backyard. They scanned the fern into the laser software and watched in amazement as the light beam burned the exact image of the fern onto a piece of wood. They repeated the experiment with a maple leaf, and again the results both amazed and inspired. After experimenting with several materials, they decided that their local Vermont green slate produced the most natural and distinctive results. Before they knew it, a new business of handcrafting slate products had emerged.