Monday, January 28, 2013

A GIVEAWAY with Back to the Roots!


Every now and then, I stumble upon a company that just has the right idea.

Let me tell you, friends, with bonkers high standards and insistence on stellar customer service, I am no easy sell.

When my husband brought home our first Back to the Roots product, a kit for our family to grow our very own oyster mushrooms, I did my homework to learn more about this new company.
mushroom kit
Aaaaaand I'm sold! Finally, an approachable, environmentally conscious, noble company that I support 100%! I have had the privledge of communicating, firsthand, with several members of the Back to the Roots team, and I'd like to high-five every one of them. Good people, working for a good cause.
Photo from backtotheroots.com
Best of all, Back to the Roots promotes hands-on education and inspires both children and adults to learn more about the wonderful science that swirls around us every day.
And because they're THAT awesome, Back to the Roots is offering one From My Hearth to Yours reader a free mushroom kit- to bring a little of the outdoors IN this winter. You'll marvel at the oyster mushrooms that will grow from your care...and then you can eat em' up in a savory new recipe that I hope you'll share when you're done!

Extra cool? ALL From My Hearth to Yours readers get a 10% discount on any mushroom garden purchased from Back to the Roots' online store until February 28th! Simply enter the discount code 'FROMTHEHEARTH10' at checkout.
P.S. How noble is it that Back to the Roots donates kits to classrooms when you help share your experience with their kits?!? Well all right!
Wanna see how it's done? For details and photos of our personal experience with our Back to the Roots mushroom garden, catch up by reading my previous post, "Grow Your Own Mushroom Project."
So "heads up" to my teacher friends, my mom and dad cohorts, my science nerd buddies and the culinary creators who are lookin' to jazz up their entrees. This is one giveaway that's sure to impress.
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So, how do you nab that prize?
To hop into the game pool, leave a comment below about why you'd like to win this fascinating mushroom garden. A randomizer program will select one winner from the comment list on this page to take home the goods! (1 entry)

Wanna increase your odds?
"Like" From My Hearth to Yours on Facebook for one additional entry. Already on board? Comment separately below and, I do declare, you'll be swimming in that game pool twice! Always trying to increase the odds for regular readers here at the Hearth! (1 entry)

Or scroll down on the right side bar to join up with From My Hearth to Yours on Google Friend Connect for yet another entry. Comment to notify me on this page, stay in the Hearth's loop, and tack on one additional shot at the prize! (1 entry)

*Giveaway is open to ALL From My Hearth to Yours readers till Thursday, January 31st at 9p.m. EST. Winner will be announced on Friday, February 1st.
***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED***

Good luck, people! Three chances to win. Get it!







56 comments:

Ashley Fetherolf said...

'Shrooms!!! Brayden loves saying "mushroom"! How cool if we started growing our own :)

Ashley Fetherolf said...

BTW... I am in LOVE with your BLOG Cally!!!

Bethany Noelle said...

This is so exciting! The girls loved when you grew that kit and love hearing about your mushroom hunts! These two science nerds would go batty if they could grow this themselves! Cool giveaway!

Bethany Noelle said...

Ps... we were looking some stuff up and found out there is a horse mushroom :) Emelia would be double excited now :)

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/agaricus_arvensis.html

Jenny Arndt said...

Well Willy might not be as good at taking care of the mushrooms as Kaira... but I'd sure like another to be donated to a (*ahem* Hamburg) school!

Jenny Arndt said...

Here's one for the GFC, and the facebook to come :)

Jenny Arndt said...

Here's for facebook -- have any yummy recipes to add these mushrooms to? Do they have a particular taste that pairs with anything specific?

Summer M said...

I love it! My kids would dig this & spring is too far away! Thi smight be the push to actually get them to EAT mushrooms, too :0)

Summer M said...

And ditto for FB :0)

Jesi Langdale said...

Wow! This is awesome. I would love to have this!

Jesi Langdale said...

Of course I like you on facebook as well!

Jesi Langdale said...

I follow you on GFC too!

ezmerelda said...

My husband is Polish and mushrooms are a big part of their cooking. This would make him so happy.

ezmerelda at mail dot com

Sara Rawitz said...

Mushrooms!! Yum!! BIG win please :)

Sara Rawitz said...

I "like" YOU.

Sara Rawitz said...

I google follow you too.

Jennifer R said...

I would love to win to share this educational project with my kids.

clc408 said...

I'd like to win so my nephew could watch mushrooms grow, He would enjoy growing and eating them.

clc408 said...

Following on gfc (clc408)

Leenburke said...

I would love to win this for my kids, they would be so curious about how this works!

leenilee(at)att(dot)net

Leenburke said...

I "Like" From My Hearth to Yours on Facebook (Eileen Burke)

leenilee(at)att(dot)net

Leenburke said...

I joined via GFC

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Shazberry said...

I would love to try this out. Sounds like an awesome company!

Cally Graham said...

Welcome to the Hearth! Here's to hoping that you and your nephew get a chance to try out this mushroom garden! I know you'd BOTH love it!

Cally Graham said...

Welcome Eileen! I'm so happy you stopped by and am sending you lots of luck to take home the big prize this week! Best wishes!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love growing my own food but have never tried mushrooms before. Thanks for the chance to win this kit!

Carmen Nuland said...

I was already hooked up with on GFC

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

oh wow i love mushrooms, itd be so cool to grow my own!

iggysaysno said...

I'd love to win this so we can have fresh mushrooms on our salad!

Sarah S said...

Id like to win because I love fresh mushrooms! s2inamug at aim dot com

smilekisses said...

I love mushrooms and always wondered if these gardens actually work.

smilekisses said...

GFC follower dolniaks
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

Cally Graham said...

Welcome aboard, new friend! These gardens TOTALLY work, and you'll just LOVE it! Best wishes to you and yours!

Sonya said...

My daughter volunteers in the garden all the time at school an adores mushrooms! I have a black thumb, so this would be a great way for her to grow at home!

Sonya said...

GFC Follower as Sonya

pauline15 said...

Living in a condo really limits the ability to grow plants and flowers.... I think this would be a really fun learning experience for my children and a great way to learn about growing food!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

07violet said...

I love mushrooms and this would be fun to have

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

07violet said...

following you on gfc

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Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to win this mushroom garden because we would love to grow our own mushrooms and it would be fun and educational for us too
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Julia Buccini said...

This looks like it would be a lot of fun for Sylvia!

rjcqh said...

Our family loves mushrooms and I think it would be interesting to see them grown in our house.

rjcqh said...

j18505 at aol dot com

rjcqh said...

Liked From My Hearth to Yours on Facebook - (Joy Quinnan)
j18505 at aol dot com

rjcqh said...

Following From My Hearth to Yours on GFC - (Joy Quinnan)
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Rachel Ellis said...

My son is fascinated by things that grow! He would love to watch the mushroom grow!
racheljeramie(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rachel Ellis said...

I liked you on Facebook!
racheljeramie(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rachel Ellis said...

Following on GFC
racheljeramie(at)hotmail(dot)com

slehan said...

Love mushrooms and want to watch them grow (and eat them)
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

FB like you: Slehan

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slehan said...

GFC: slehan


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Cally Graham said...

So happy to have ya! Good luck!

Cally Graham said...

Fingers crossed for you! Welcome to the Hearth! Hope you stick around...

Cally Graham said...

You BOTH would love this experiment, Rachel. It's really just so much fun for everyone! Lots of smiles to you and yours!

Cally Graham said...

Thanks for swinging by, Joy! Sending you best wishes and lots of luck!

Cally Graham said...

How cool is it that you can EAT em' after you've grown them?!? AWESOME! Good luck! So happy to have you at the Hearth!

Cally Graham said...

Your daughter is the BEST! Tell her I think that is super cool!!! I'd love to hear how your family experience goes if/when you try one of these gardens. Report back if you win or get one of your own! Welcome welcome! Hope you visit the Hearth often!