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Eat off your balcony! This beautifully designed booklet is a practical guide for people who want to grow food plants in a container.
Eat off your balcony! This beautifully designed booklet is a practical guide for people who want to grow food plants in a container.
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    1. lara Creator on February 17, 2012

      For all those many people who've asked me how to do Kickstarter in Canada. See my comment below for the answer to that question...
      And i've also just heard of a site called (that looks a whole lot like kickstarter) that's available for international projects.

    2. lara Creator on December 12, 2011

      Also... i'm way behind on setting up the on-line order form for this book so that you can mail order more copies. For the moment it's available through Urban Harvest in Toronto and will soon be up on the webstore of the Beehive Design Collective. i will be sure to post the link here once it's ready!

    3. lara Creator on December 12, 2011

      For all those who've asked me about how to run a kickstarter project from Canada... yes, you need a U.S.-based bank account and a U.S. credit card to set up the kickstarter account and amazon account to make this happen. Sorry to say I've not found any special way around this, but rather found a collaborator in the States who was able to help me with these missing pieces, as it's tricky to set up a U.S. bank account without being a resident. Hope this information helps!

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      Jen Blaikie on August 29, 2011

      My copies just arrived in Australia

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      Lim Chao Li on August 27, 2011

      Have just received the books.

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      Lim Chao Li on August 16, 2011

      I requested for the books to be shipped to Singapore and have not received them yet. Is anyone else experiencing delays?

    7. Steven Haan on August 2, 2011

      Woo! took a while (a long while really...) but finally they got here(Netherlands)! absolutely great book :)

    8. Ruth Stuart on June 28, 2011

      Hooray for mail being delivered again! I arrived home tonight to find my books. They look great!

    9. Jess Zimbabwe on June 27, 2011

      Got my book, and it looks great. Thanks!

    10. Jacqueline & Adam Costello on June 10, 2011

      Just received my books and I LOVE THEM! You did such a great job, Lara! I just started planting 2 windowsill gardens - one at home and one at work. This helps a lot, thanks!!

    11. Shah Mohamed on June 6, 2011

      Thanks for the Update Lara! My good wishes and support are being broadcast full tilt!!! S!

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      bonnie on May 9, 2011

      Hi, Congratulations on reaching your goal. Is it too late to request a copy of your book, I was one of your backers,
      Thanks and good luck,

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      hazel on April 28, 2011

      Woops! Sorry about that, just saw your message about when you'd be shipping and whatnot. Please disregard the comment below! Thanks again :)

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      hazel on April 28, 2011

      Hi Lara, Congratulations on your great success!! I'm really looking forward to reading your book! Any idea when I might be able to expect it? (I live in Toronto) Thanks! Hazel

    15. Bruno Dreux on April 28, 2011

      Iara, as the project is now closed to pledge, how can I be part of it and receive a copy in Brazil?
      Hope you have a lot of success!

      Kind regards

    16. lara Creator on April 26, 2011

      Hi Bruno, yes we'll ship to you in Brasil, thanks for asking!

    17. Bruno Dreux on April 25, 2011

      Iara, is it possible to ship to Brazil? We have no taxes for books.
      Kind regards

    18. lara Creator on March 21, 2011

      Hi Mary,

      you certainly can grow plants on less sunny balconies - it's just a matter of choosing the right plants! Leafy greens and herbs are best in partial shade. More details in the book!


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      Mary on March 21, 2011

      Looks good. But not all balconies face south. Can you grow plants on north-facing balconies? Or east or west facing?
      - Mary

    20. lara Creator on March 20, 2011

      Shipping books to Europe... yes, I can make it happen! Already got sponsors from around the world. Depending on the number of books, i *may* have to add a small amount for shipping costs but i'm hoping i won't have to do that. Thanks for asking.

    21. Reto Scheiben on March 20, 2011

      Planning shipping to europe?

    22. Dylan Madeley on March 6, 2011

      I've passed this link around. Hopefully with 50 days to go you'll cover the other $1070, I don't see why not!

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      Kelly Branchard on February 24, 2011

      I'm preparing to launch my own project and can't afford to donate at this time but this is a great concept. Best of luck!

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      Florian R. on February 24, 2011

      wishing there was a ebook (digital delivery / pdf) pledge for like 5-8$

    25. Laura Watt on February 14, 2011

      Have mentioned your project on my blog and will write something else in a month or so:

    26. Jacqueline & Adam Costello on February 14, 2011

      Hey Lara! I posted that I backed your project on twitter and it was then featured in The #Veg Daily newsletter online! Yay!