Giveaway: Spread the Word & Comment to Win a Back to the Roots Mushroom Grow Kit

Jul, 14 2011

Spread the Word & Comment to Win a Back to the Roots Mushroom Grow Kit

We are excited to bring you this giveaway featuring the tasty gourmet oysterm mushroom grow-at-home-kit from our friends at Back to the Roots!

About The Sponsor:

Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009. Two months away from graduation, and heading into the corporate world of investment banking & consulting, they came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex's fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of tasty oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. With that one bucket, some initial interest from Whole Foods & Chez Panisse and a $5,000 grant from the UC Berkeley Chancellor for social innovation, they decided to forget the corporate route, and instead, become full-time urban mushroom farmers!
Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots has since grown to create the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden which lets anyone, across the country, grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home as well!

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The Prize:

The Back to the Roots grow-at-home mushroom kit lets you grow up to 1 1/2 lbs of gourmet, tasty oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days...right from the box!


  • Up to 1 1/2 lbs per crop (pearl oyster mushrooms)
  • Multiple crops (at least 2, though some have got up to 4!)
  • Grow your first crop in as little as 10 days!
  • Just 3 Easy Steps - Open, Mist, and Harvest (spray mister included).
  • All indoors - just set on a kitchen window sill and mist twice a day (mister included)
  • The soil inside is 100% recycled coffee grounds - safe & sustainable
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

OUR NEW PROGRAM: Post a picture with your kit fully grown on our facebook page and we'll send you a free replacement bag or donate a kit to an elementary classroom of your choice to support youth sustainability education! Join the Movement!


Contest open to US residents only.

How To Enter:

Contest ended on Friday, August 12, 2011.

Legal Notice: No purchase necessary to enter. Contest void where prohibited. Contest open to members who are 18 years or older. Contest open only to currently eligible members. Restrictions may apply. Contest open to US residents only. Winners will be picked on 07/14/2011 , 07/21/2011 , 07/28/2011 , 08/04/2011 , 08/11/2011 .



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  • 1. c - Aug 11, 2011 04:22 PM EST

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    liked on FB
  • 2. Kelly - Aug 10, 2011 10:21 PM EST

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    I love button mushroom sliced and simmered down in a beef broth, wine and garlic sauce. Yum! I tweeted it and facebooked ti. Many thanks. I'm excited!
  • 3. Andrew - Aug 10, 2011 07:48 PM EST

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    Ahhh open the contest to Canadians!! Itll save me having to climb trees to get them!
  • 4. c - Aug 09, 2011 06:35 PM EST

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    I liked on FB
  • 5. c - Aug 09, 2011 06:34 PM EST

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    My favorites are shiitakes
  • 6. Jenny - Aug 08, 2011 03:30 PM EST

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    I'm a fan on facebook.
  • 7. Jenny - Aug 08, 2011 03:30 PM EST

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    tweeted @Creatively_gf
  • 8. Jenny - Aug 08, 2011 03:30 PM EST

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    I LOVE mushrooms and even crave them. My favorites are portabellas, straw, black, and shiltake mushrooms.
  • 9. Lori - Aug 08, 2011 07:59 AM EST

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    I'm still kind of scared of mushrooms, though I will gladly eat baby bellas if they're sautéed in olive oil and onions! Oysters would be a good next step!
  • 10. Mary - Aug 08, 2011 07:45 AM EST

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    I like pretty much any kind of mushroom I can get a hold of, though I particularly like baby bellas.

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