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In Oregon, where I live, it always seems to be raining in the spring. I yearn for warmer weather when I can plant my garden, but that probably won't be for awhile. Until then, I can enjoy healthy and delicious food that I can grow myself in my kitchen with Back to the Roots indoor gardening sets.
Back to the Roots was founded by two young men during their last semester in college. What started with urban mushroom farming in Oakland, CA has turned in to a fun line of Ready to Grow and Ready to Eat products to help reconnect kids and families with their food.
Sometimes, we want to grow food ourselves, taste the absolute freshness, and show kids how mushrooms or herbs grow. And at the other times, we're busy, running out the door, and we just want to eat something - like breakfast cereal - that's already been cooked for us. But we believe the underlying trust, transparency, and consciousness shouldn't change from the produce aisle to the grocery aisle, or from ready to grow to ready to eat. We believe in a future where all food comes from the kitchen, not a lab; and where R&D teams aren't biochemists, but our grandparents.
I got the chance to review Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Garden Kit.
Grow gourmet, organic oyster mushrooms right out of the box in just 10 days! Just open the box, mist with water, and harvest 10 days later. The Mushroom Farm lasts for months in the box unopened, making a great gift item for kids, families, foodies & chefs! Includes:
- organic plant-based soil (can grow multiple crops!)
- oyster mushroom spawn
- spray mister
- BONUS: organic heirloom tomato seeds to grow with your composted mushroom kit
I was in awe of how quickly my mushrooms grew. They are so delicious and it is wonderful for me to know that my mushrooms are GMO free and organic. It has been the perfect science project for my son, Braxton to see how mushrooms grow. He never liked mushrooms before, and now he loves them!
Enter to win! One winner will receive their choice of a Mushroom Farm or Garden-in-a-Can Herb Set from Back to the Roots. (ARV: $23)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
This is the Garden-in-a-Can Herb Set
For more information about Back to the Roots go to: http://backtotheroots.com/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review. All opinions are my own.
Introduce Your Child to Gardening with Growums!
(This is a PERFECT Christmas gift idea for that child in your life who is difficult to buy for.)
Growums teaches children how to grow vegetables and herbs from seed to harvest!
The cool thing about Growums is that it gives your child the opportunity to plant their very own garden and tend to it all the way from the beginning to the end. As a parent, I personally know nothing about gardening, so I wouldn't be a good teacher when it comes to showing my child how to grow anything, but Growums has a website which actually guides you through the entire process.
Once you pick out and recieve your Growums, you register at their website here.
Your little garden becomes your child's special little personal world, and the plants can be personalized like pets.
After you have registered at Growums, it is easy for kids to enter this enchanted land, where their vegetables come to life for both fun and learning.
There are six gardens to choose from, according to your child's favorite foods, Including:
Pizza Garden, Herb Garden, Ratatouille Garden, Taco Garden, Salad Garden and Stir-Fry Garden.
In addition, (and from their website) the Growums program:
■Gives children a life-changing experience, teaching them that they can grow their own food and help the environment, as well as emphasize the importance of healthy eating
■Gives them gardening knowledge and shows them the skills it takes to become a successful gardener – no matter what their age
■Gives kids a chance to have fun quality time with their parents, siblings and grandparents – both out in the garden, as well as online
■Gives back to your organization, charity or fundraiser
To learn more about Growums, click here.