Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 30, 2012.

Update #8

Some exciting news: Announcing Homesweet Homegrown Hot Sauces on Kickstarter!!

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Hey guys!

Hope you are having a great year and getting ready to grow all sorts of fun stuff in your garden! We are gearing up for a new season and have some exciting news----we just launched a new kickstarter to help raise funds to start the first homegrown hot sauce, using all natural, heirloom ingredients with no GMOs, fake colors or chemicals (we even use chia seeds!). We have been perfecting our three signature flavors---Orange Crush, Aramingo, and the super hot Punch Drunk (featuring ghost peppers, guinness and our own smoked garlic) and are trying to raise funds to expand our pepper field this year!

We have plenty of great rewards to give away this time, including bottles of our three hot sauces, along with homegrown smoked ghost peppers, signed copies of Homesweet Homegrown, and even the chance to have a kickass homegrown brunch for you and your friends in our field. Check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975983630/lets-grow-homesweet-homegrown-hot-sauces and thanks for spreading the word;) You guys rock---thank you again for all of your support in kicking off our book tour last year, now we are trying to keep the homegrown movement growing!

--Robyn

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Update #7

Special Holiday Shout Out for our Kickstarter Friends!

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hey guys,

Wow, this has been an absolutely amazing year----and you guys were a huge part of it. Thank you again for helping make it all happen! 

20 Percent off for Kickstarters at the Homesweet Homegrown Store

I hope you all are enjoying your books and rewards, and if you think our little book would make a good gift for the gardener/diy homesteader in your life, well, you are in luck because we are sharing a little holiday love, and giving you kickstarter guys a special 20% off discount at the Homesweet Homegrown store! 

To cash in:

Just go to www.homesweethomegrown.com, click on store on the top righthand side and enter the code homesweetholiday to get your discount---and we promise to get these orders out asap in time for holiday shennanigans. Orders by this wednesday in the US will still make it in time for xmas!

We have a big sale right now on heirloom seed kits, signed books, water kefir grains (to make your own probiotic drinks/soda) along with Homesweet Homegrown Boovaboxes for your bike! 

There's also a lot of fun stuff in the works, including a new web site which will include a ton of pics from the tour, so stay tuned! Thank you again, and happy holidays,

Robyn

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Update #6

Check out the new Homesweet Homegrown Boovabox!

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hey guys! 

Breaking news: Homesweet Homegrown was picked by Boovabox for a limited edition run of these snazzy milk crate box covers! It features the logo from our book and our cute little garden knome, all designed by HSHG illustrator Jen Biggs. They are great for picking up veggies from the community garden or farmer's market, are totally waterproof, and come in all sorts of cool designs. Some are even made out of recycled billboards!

Check it out here: 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/900179333/boovabox-upcycled-bicycle-boxes

Boovabox is a new company getting going on kickstarter as well, with only 5 days to go, so please share the love/spread the word and show them some support.

I also wanted to thank you all again---this has been an amazing year and the tour just keeps on going! We just got back from a Homesweet Homegrown stop at Farm Aid and will be at Philadelphia's Greensgrow on Oct. 7---will keep you all posted! 

Robyn

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Update #5

hello from the tracks!

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Hi kickstarter friends-----just wanted to give you a shout out from the road. The tour is going amazing so far, and we just rolled into San Francisco a few hours ago via the Coast Startlight train. Any of you in San Francisco should join us at 18 Reasons tonight in the Mission District! We'll be there signing books while the they serve up farm fresh tapas from Bi-Rite Farms from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come join us!

You can follow along with all of our antics on tumblr at http://homesweet-homegrown.com/.

Next stop: Boulder! June 25, then Austin, June 27. 

More deets here: 

Flyers:http://homesweet-homegrown.com/flyers

Where we're goin': http://homesweet-homegrown.com/stops

Thanks again for helping make this book tour happen---we would love to meet some of you guys on the road!

Robyn

(Below: we made it to the airport with just 4 minutes to spare thanks to the fancy driving of Jen's mom----she can cut off a Septa bus like nobody's business;)

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Update #4

Lots of stuff on the Homesweet Homegrown Front

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It's been a whirlwind lately, and we've been wanting to catch up with you all----hope everyone is having a great start to summer! Here's the latest:

Rewards are out!

It was quite a feat, but thanks to the amazing Ellen (pictured below) all of the seed packets and rewards were created, assembled, and ready to ship in time for Mother's Day (whew!) and she made off with some nice dough to put towards her first car (which you all helped towards too! Kickstarter trickle down theory;)

Homesweet Homegrown site is UP

We also created a new site for the tour----check it out at www.homesweet-homegrown.com. We've included a geocaching map, so when we blog and post photos, you can see where we are at. 

Tour Dates/Locations Announced!

We are stopping at some great urban farms, city homesteading stores, indie shops, and farm to table restaurants. Here's the latest lineup---I hope you can come join us! 

2012 Homesweet Homegrown Summer Book Tour

Seattle, WA
June 17: Village Green Nursery, joint event with Seattle Urban Farm Company (who also have a great book out!). This free book signing event starts at 1 p.m. Heirloom cocktails, featuring Bainbridge Organic Spirits will be served!

Portland, OR
June 19: City Farm

San Francisco, CA
June 22: Hayes Valley Farm

Boulder, CO
June 25: Black Cat Farm

Austin, TX
June 27: Springdale Urban Farm

Asheville, NC
June 29: Short Street Cakes

Philadelphia, PA
July 7: Greensgrow Farms, joint event with Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars

We will be serving up heirloom cocktails at each event using local spirits and vegetables from the garden----come join us for a lemon cucumber gin fizz, or heirloom tomato bloody mary!

More Coverage of the Tour

The folks at Organic Gardening Magazine have asked us to blog about the tour for their site, too, so we will be reaching even more people! We will also be shooting videos and interviewing people from the local food scene at each city, so it'll be like you're right there with us;)

OK, enough about us---how are your seeds doing? We'd love to see pics of what you are growing with your HSHG packets and book! Email pics to robyn@goindie.com and I'll post 'em!

xoxo

Robyn and Jenn

ps----thank you all again----look at the insanity you helped make happen! We are so thrilled to be amtraking it across the country to spread the word about diy/homegrown/organic food. Hope to toast some beet sangria with you at one of our summer book signing events!

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