SO, WHAT IS THE HOMEGROWN COLLECTIVE ANYWAY & WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
The Homegrown Collective is an invitation to be a part of the growing overall collective of people who are looking to shift their lifestyle to a more local, self-sustaining, and eco-conscious way of living. It is a new way to help you connect with the seasons and our goal is to provide you with tools to get the most out of the HOME that you have and help put you on the path to growing the HOME that you want.
WHAT KIND OF STUFF WILL I GET?
A blend of seasonally appropriate, professionally curated and exclusive consumer items. We like items that are unique, useful, practical and exciting. In our efforts to promote self-sufficiency, environmental stewardship and sustainability we do not want send you anything that will end up in the garbage heap. We recognize the value of making smarter choices about the things we surround ourselves with.
Each product will reflect the season you receive it. It will be meaningful and useful. One month you may receive the ingredients for a home-brewed hard cider to add you your Holiday season. Another month's box may include the missing items to make a secret Native American cold remedy just in time for flu season. Every item will have a purpose and tie back to our goals of helping our Members become a little bit greener and self-sufficient. Aesthetically, some have coined it, " Pinterest in a box". See many of our past GREENBOXES here.
WHAT INSPIRED THE HOMEGROWN COLLECTIVE ?
Having trouble finding my own trusted source that not only vetted green and sustainable vendors, artisans and small businesses but also made them accessible, we felt that the eco-friendly and sustainable consumer landscape was very disparate, confusing and a little bit intimidating for the "green-curious". So, there is a void that we need to fill. We are providing a road map, some direction, products that people can trust and a community to go to for questions to be answered and stories to be shared. While solving some of these issues, we strive to provide a great experience that is useful, comfortable, educational and fun.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A BACKYARD GARDEN TO ENJOY MY MEMBERSHIP?
Absolutely not. In fact, about half of our members do not have gardens and very few of us can all year round. Promoting self-sufficiency is important to us, so in that vein we do believe that the more "local" you can source your food, clothing, medicine, etc. the more self reliant you can become and the better off we all are. There isn't anything more "local" than your backyard.
HOW DOES THIS GREENBOX THING WORK?
As the name suggests, the Homegrown Collective is a collective of Members participating in a unique subscription service. Utilizing a "group buying" strategy, we seasonally curate the boxes and pass that savings along to you. You will be billed for your subscription each month you've committed to or until you unsubscribe.
Depending on when you sign up, you may not receive your first package in the month that you sign up. Visit your account page (if you are already a subscriber) to see when the cut-off for that month is and when you can expect your first package.
For more on how we work, visit our Contact page, or just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I JUST BUY THESE ITEMS MYSELF?
In some cases the items have been created exclusively for the Homegrown Collective. For all of the other items in your box, we negotiate "group buying" discounts with hand-picked vendors who are excited to connect with our Collective members and then pass those savings on to all of you.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP?
If you need help or have additional questions, comments or suggestions, please drop us a line at email@example.com