Welcome to The Watering Can!
At Planted, not Buried, we strive to be able to provide easily accessible information. The Watering Can is our help center, providing you with the needed information to keep growing. This page offers some guidance and advice on frequently asked questions.
About Planted, not Buried
Planted, not Buried (PnB) strives to empower, inspire, and educate through workshops,classes, events, and more. PnB is a movement of positivity, growth, and perseverance through volunteer opportunities, events, and collaboration. We work to create a safe space for people of all backgrounds to learn and become a better, well-rounded person.
At PnB we understand, we are all a work in progress. At certain times in your life, you may have felt stuck or in a dark place, but in reality, YOU have simply been planted. In a time of change, be encouraged to push forward, heal, and grow to reach our final goals.
Founded in December 2020, Planted, not Buried welcomes everyone to get involved as we provide programming, resources and services on important topics such as mental and physical health, media, entertainment, music, religion, and more!
Delayed, not Denied
Redirected, not rejected
Bent, not Broken
Planted, not buried
Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions about Planted, not Buried!
Why Planted, not Buried?
Why was Planted, not Buried founded? Founder Renee Washington has always had ambitions to use her platform to help create a voice for the voiceless. She wanted to use the insight that she had as a reporter to help provide resources and opportunities for others. In many interviews and conversations, Renee kept finding that people would come to her with seeking guidance, support, and resources but not sure where to go to get them.
For years, Renee had ideas of ways to create a platform connecting others in person, but it was through the pandemic and all that COVID-19 brought that she realized in person would limit the opportunity. Planted, not Buried was born as a way to connect people around the world and have a larger reach. It was created to provide opportunities, resources, motivation, empowerment, and a safe space for all to be able to connect regardless of background, age, or any thing else. Planted, not Buried is a vision brought into fruition to help make positive change in various communities around the world.
The biggest areas that we focus on are access, resources, and collaboration. Finding what we need in life should not come at a major expense. It should be affordable to be able to connect with the right people, products, and businesses to get the help and guidance that we need in life. Although there are aspects of Planted, not Buried that come at a cost, everybody has a wide variety of free resources at their fingertips.
We hope that through our vision we are able to help you in some way to grow and learn through different challenges people are facing in each season of life. We are all a work in progress. None of us have life figured out so together we can navigate the different chapters and adversity together.
What is Planted, not Buried?
Planted, not Buried is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating, inspiring, and empowering people through networking, events, outreach, and articles. Planted, not Buried works to help young professionals, business owners, and athletes to learn that the best is yet to come. It creates access and opportunities for people of all backgrounds to come together, learn, and succeed.
Why the name “Planted, not Buried”?
Coined after a popularly used sermon and message of faith, Planted not Buried embodies the idea that we are all working through our own challenges. Like a planted seed in the ground, we are blossoming into something far greater than even know. So at this tough time where things feel “dark”, know that you have not been rejected or denied of your goals. Instead, you are being redirected towards something even better. Be patient, have faith, and continue learning and growing each day. Most importantly, at PNB we embrace this season of growth together.
So what does this mean?
We provide information, expertise, networking, events, and more at Planted, not Buried. We're here to assist you in learning more by providing you with a supportive village of other like-minded, ambitious professionals of all ages and backgrounds.
Planted, not Buried is here to inspire everyone and show them that we are all a work in progress. We will assist you in figuring out what to do next and how to become a better version of yourself.
Why should I partner with Planted, not Buried?
Planted, not Buried is not like any other organization. We believe it takes a village and is working to create that safe, supportive environment for everyone. We are focused on creating connections with ambitious, like-minded professionals to collaborate, learn, and grow together. We aim to build meaningful connections, resources, and opportunities to promote everyone whether you are a business owner or just a professional.
We are looking to provide access to a variety of tools, resources, and people to help guide us through challenging times.
How can I collaborate with Planted, not Buried?
There are many easy ways to get involved; it can be as easy as sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or getting connected with us through our social media!
If you are a business owner or a professional, we offer different capabilities that can be useful.
What are the different capabilities?
Planted, not Buried has a variety of offers. We offer collaborations, workshops, classes, and a resource database, we are here to motivate and inform our audience.
We offer classes, workshops, networking opportunities, on-demand content, panels, and more virtual spaces
We are here to motivate entrepreneurs and professionals, you can join our Slack Group to share and promote your work
Additionally, our social media is full of motivational quotes, educational material, and networking opportunities
There is an option to become a volunteer to work with Planted, not Buried
What are the events?
Planted, not Buried provides several chances to learn, grow, participate, and broaden your knowledge on a variety of topics. Each month, there are a variety of events with a range of topics and panelists. You will get the opportunity to meet our panelists and learn more about their personal experiences with a certain topic.
Make sure to check our EVENT page to learn more about upcoming events
Meet CEO and Founder Renee Washington
Renee Washington is a sports reporter/anchor with ESPN, Fox Sports, and the Philadelphia Union. She hosts a show called "Beyond the Headlines with Renee Washington".Renee also works as a motivational speaker and small business owner.
Renee created this vision of PnB as a way to connect people. Through shared resources, encouragement, guidance, and support Planted, not Buried gives professionals a chance to grow and learn together.