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Homegrown Collective – Homestead Skills Delivered in a Box

by Tiffany in A Green Home

Homegrown Collective Box

I have made no secret of my adoration and fascination with subscription box services. I have tried many… green mom products, eco friendly products, healthy snacks, supplements, etc. The idea is that each month you get a box filled to the brim with sample products to try, all of which fit within a larger theme. An eco friendly products box for instance might be filled with organic fair trade snacks, natural toothpaste, green cleaner samples, soap samples and the like. Every month you get a different box with different treasures inside it. It is a fantastic way to try new products without paying full price for each and you get exposed to products you might not otherwise have tried.

So yeah, I love subscription boxes. My latest find tops them all though.

This box leaves all other boxes in the dust. It manages to integrate homesteading/homemaking/homegrown love and put it all in a box. You not only get to TRY new things you get to LEARN new things. Holy moly! I also have a bit of an obsession with homesteading and homemaking skills long since forgotten in this day of modern convenience and this box manages to capture all of it perfectly. A box of food and eco products pales in comparison to a box of new skills hand delivered to your door….skills that will make you more self sufficient, reduce your environmental impact, and save you money. This is an ingenious product concept and I simply ADORE it.

It’s called The Homegrown Collective. The box for month of June had the theme Vim & Vinegar and it came packed with artisnal balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, organic dried blueberries, organic dried orange peels, a mason jar, baking soda, a glass quadra bottle, a pourer, and a spray nozzle.

Vim and Vinegar Homegrown Collective Box

With all of this the idea is to make some useful products from scratch. First up is Blueberry Infused Balsamic Vinegar… a yummy vinaigrette to put bottled and processed dressings to shame. Perfect for summer!

There were also instructions for making a couple different all natural cleaners including a citrus spray using vinegar and organic orange peels. The box has recipes and instructions but also useful knowledge in the form of facts sheets. It empowers you with information and teaches you how to make the products you see in stores at home and with healthy ingredients. It encourages self-sufficiency and promotes environmental stewardship and sustainability. Rather than a box filled with stuff you will use once, you get knowledge and skills you can use from then on if so choose. Past boxes have included items such as a mushroom growing kit, heirloom seeds, water kefir supplies, DIY cheese kit, DIY herbal tinctures, DIY homemade cough syrup, kombucha bewing kit, raw honey, beeswax, gourmet treats and more.

I am in love…

Try it yourself and use code GREENMOM10 for $10 off your first box!

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

8 Comments

  • Stephanie Moram

    nice! This subscription box actually looks interesting :)

  • Kristina

    That sounds awesome! DIY in a box with everything you need. I can have issues gathering my ingredients – problem solved.

    • http://www.naturemoms.com/blog Tiffany

      Same here. I have so many projects and recipes bookmarked that I want to do but probably never will because sourcing the ingredients for them or shopping is just too much. :)

  • http://www.almostallthetruth.com/ Brenna @ Almost All The Truth

    I love the look of this one! Off to check them out.

  • http://www.jenandjoeygogreen.com/ Jen @ Go Green

    Those blueberries look awesome!

  • Brittney Minor

    SO fun! This truly does look like an awesome box! :) Blueberry balsamic sounds divine!

  • http://www.imanaturalchick.com/ Elizabeth Ashe

    Tiffany, this is some good Stuff! I really need to get around to trying some of their products.

  • Maggie Owens

    This looks really good. Thanks for the information. I never knew there was something like this. I like the sounds of the Blueberry Infused Balsamic Vinegar.