It’s been a couple of weeks since my last eco-friendly Friday post. I know it’s Saturday but I can’t wait to share this giveaway any longer!
When Nikhil from Back To The Roots (BTTR) contacted me about trying out one of their DIY gourmet mushroom growing kits, I was all over it. Oyster mushrooms are healthy and delicious, plus these are grown in a “soil” made up of recycled coffee grounds…so cool!
The kit is super easy to use (you’ll need to spritz it with water a few times a day but that’s pretty much it) and I got just as big a kick out of it as my kids did (maybe more) when my mushrooms shot out of the box. As a bonus, after you harvest the mushrooms from one side of the kit, you can spin it around and grow another batch from the other side, too.
I used the mushrooms in a decadent scrambled eggs dish that also featured squash blossoms and herbs from my garden…so good.
This is a great project for kids and it’s a fabulous eco-conscious company we should wholeheartedly support- this year BTTR is on track to divert and reuse about 1 million pounds of coffee grounds from landfills, and through their soil amendment donations, 10 school gardens are being sustained.
Nikhil would like to give a sustainable mushroom kit to one of my readers. Here’s what you have to do enter the giveaway:
1. Check out the Back To The Roots website, then leave me a comment here about something you learned.
This giveaway is open until Friday August 19th, 2011 at midnight and I will pick a winner using random.org. US residents only, please.
ps if you’d like to buy a kit directly from BTTR; use coupon code mushrooms4me10 for 10% off.