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Start your own modern homestead! Learn to grow, store, pickle, and can your own food with our book and organic/non-gmo seed sets.

The 2012 Homesweet Homegrown Book Tour is ON! 

We are super excited to have reached our goal---and the more we raise, the more cities we'll visit, and that means more of you will be starting gardens this year! 

There is still time to get a signed copy of our book, Homesweet Homegrown, just out on Microcosm Press, and one of our nifty organic/gmo seed sets---and all proceeds go directly to our summer Amtrak book tour! Cities we are planning to hit include: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Boulder, Chicago, New Orleans, Ashville, Baltimore, Philly, New York and more!

Check out the goods 

For $35 you get a signed copy of our book, Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store Food No Matter Where You Live, and 5 packs of organic/non gmo seeds. For $65, you get a signed copy, and 20 packets---a whole garden's worth of seeds! All seed sets come in a reusable tin and make great gifts. (And, all seed sets will be shipped in time for Mother's Day.)

Each garden collection features 5 packs of organic, non-gmo seeds with our favorite varieties that are all very disease resistant and easy to grow. Seed collections include:

Herb Garden Collection

These can all be grown outdoors or on a windowsill:

  • Genovese Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Parsley

Container Garden Collection 

Our favorite container varieties that can be grown anywhere:

  • Rainbow Chard
  • Yellow Crookneck Squash
  • Black Seeded Simpson lettuce
  • French Breakfast Radish
  • Early Wonder Beet
Heirloom Garden Collection

Beautiful and unusual vegetables that you won't find in your typical grocery store:

  • Dinosaur Kale
  • UFO Squash 
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Dragon Carrots
  • Delicata Squash
Kaleidoscope Garden Collection

Try out 20 different varieties in these 5 packets!

  • Rainbow Carrots (mix of Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White and Solar Yellow carrots)
  • Summer Squash Melody Mix (contains yellow crookneck, Straightneck, Dark Green Zucchini, and Bennings Green Tint
  • Mixed Radishes (red, pink, purple, and French breakfast mix)
  • Fall Pumpkin Mix (Featuring White Casper pumpkin, bright orange Cinderella, Dickinson pie pumpkin and Jack O Lanterns for carving).
  • Melon Mix (Featuring Hearts of Gold cantaloup, Orange Flesh Honeydew and Green Flesh Honeydew varieties)

Each garden collection comes in a reusable metal tin to store your seeds, and a signed copy of our book. 

New rewards will be added so keep checking back. 

About the Book

Homesweet Homegrown is a simple guide to growing food no matter where you live. Broken down into 8 comprehensive chapters (Know, Start, Grow, Plant, Plan, Make Eat and Store) this 128 page book covers everything you need to start or grow your garden, including detailed grow guides for 25 vegetables, diy garden projects, easy seed starting, interplanting/ companion planting guides, plans for starting a garden no matter where you live, and more.

We also feature more than 30 vegetarian recipes and canning/pickling ideas to get the most out of your harvest or CSA share. It's super easy to grow your own food, and we are going to show you how!

What They're Saying About Homesweet Homegrown

"This warmly written, sweetly illustrated little book is as exhaustive as it is friendly. Robyn covers absolutely everything you need to prepare yourself for a life of cheap, fresh, delicious food."  —Raleigh Briggs, author, Make Your Place

"The best book for learning the skilled resilience of old-school living in the modern world! Homesweet Homegrown teaches the lost art and science of crafting a hand-made life."  —Alexandra Jamieson, author, Vegan Cooking For Dummies and Living Vegan For Dummies

"Homesweet Homegrown is a clever and refreshing harvest of farm-to-table methods. With vim and balsamic vinegar, Robyn Jasko has written a pocket guide for the well-rounded 21st century yeoman."  —Tim Stark, proprietor, Eckerton Hill Farm and author, Heirloom: Notes From An Accidental Tomato Farmer

"Robyn makes planting and growing your own food so dead-simple, friendly and unassuming that even this black-thumbed gardener is encouraged to think she "Can, Can, Can." With instructions for making DIY planters and irrigation, designs for upcycling old furniture into gardening stations, recipes for creating homemade organic plant sprays, charts listing dollars-and-cents breakdowns of homegrown versus store-bought produce, and page-by-page growing guides by fruit or vegetable, this book is literally worth its weight in gold—or, rather, golden beets. Not to mention the satisfaction and bragging rights."  —Melissa Massello, founder/editor of Shoestring Magazine

"From seed starting to home canning and everything in-between Homesweet Homegrown by Robyn Jasko is the perfect guide for new gardeners who want to grow and eat everything from their own gardens. Plus, it's great for seasoned green thumbs in search of a handy reference that covers a myriad of topics!"  —Jere & Emilee Gettle, Founders of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

"Homesweet Homegrown is an extremely helpful handbook that reads like a primer of lessons learned from garden-tending grandparents—insightful, informative, and maybe most importantly, honest. (Not to mention, just reading the recipes toward the back of the book made my mouth water in anticipation of the upcoming harvest.) With this by your side and a bit of good weather, you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor soon enough."  —Alexa Fornoff, Assistant Editor, Readymade Magazine 

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    HSHG illustrator Tigercat (aka, Jennifer Biggs) will draw something for you (anything!), most likely while we are on the epic train ride that you helped make possible. US shipping is included, Canada add $3, international add $5.

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