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The Homegrown Collective Review – Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes – Plus Giveaway!

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Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes
The Homegrown Collective is a new subscription service that sends you eco-friendly packages every month that help you make your home greener and more self-sufficient. AND The Homegrown Collective is offering a free box to one lucky reader (details at end of post).

Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes

The Box: The Homegrown Collective

The Cost: $39 a month plus $9 shipping (Free shipping and free month with annual subscription)

COUPON CODE: Save 10% on 3,6, or 12 month subscriptions with coupon codeΒ G9C255B0019K9

The Products: Green products and projects that allow you to be more self-sufficient.
Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes
Norpro Strainer – Value $7

Swing Top Glass Bottle – Value $10

Both of these items are included to make homemade Kefir Soda!
Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes

Mason Jar – Value $2

Cultures for Health Water Kefir Grains – Value $5

I didn’t know how easy it was to make dairy-free Kefir – in fact I didn’t I even know there was dairy-free Kefir!

Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes


Grow Your Own Mushroom Garden – $29.95

I’ve seen these before in a few magazines, and I have been pretty curious – so I’m excited to try growing mushrooms. I also like that these mushrooms are pretty user-friendly – I’m not much of a green thumb!

Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes

Oregon Dried Mushrooms (3) – Value $12 total

These dried mushrooms were paired with these recipe cards:

Home Grown Collective Review - December 2012 - Eco Friendly Green Subscription Boxes

I’ve never used dried mushrooms before, but I love the idea of having them on hand in the pantry – plus these recipes look easy and delicious!

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The box also came with information on the projects and instructions.

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Verdict: I think The Homegrown Collective is an exciting new subscription box – it pushes me out of my comfort zone a little (making my own kefir soda and growing my own mushrooms) but I like it!

January’s upcoming box is Home Remedies and Cure Alls – perfect for this flu season. Want to win the box? Enter the giveaway below!

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. The cheese making kit would be awesome!

  2. The December box looks so cool! This seems like such an awesome box. Fingers crossed!

  3. The mushroom kit looks so fun!

  4. Def the mushroom kit! But I love anything in mason jars, so the kefir would be an adventure!

  5. I would love to try the cheese one! I have had the mushroom one it was awesome! Kept producing!

  6. What a great subscription!

  7. I like the cheese making kit.

  8. Cheese making kit looks cool!

  9. I think this is a great inventive box. Making your own cheese, mushrooms. FUN! Would love to win the next box!

  10. I think the cheese making kit looks like a lot of fun!

  11. This is such an innovative idea. the non-dairy kefir is especially interesting!

  12. I always wanted to make cheese

  13. Homemade soda sounds like fun!

  14. This box looks so fun to get! Crossing my fingers!

  15. I would LOVE to learn how to make my own cheese! My family goes through cheese like we go through socks :):)

  16. I would love the December Box. Looks like a fun project

  17. This sounds like a great subscription..I would love to win this months box!!

  18. I like the mushroom growing kit.

  19. I love making stuff so th fact that these boxes include a project is really neat. I loved the past box activity of making your own cheese….I’m going to have to look up that company online to look into buying a kit. Sooooo yummy. I love cheeses. This one that we have a chanve to win though, I’d surprise my hubby with it. He and I both love the home remedies and stuff like that. I’ve bought him several books about stuff like this and he is constantly telling me about the good things…I always smile when he starts with “did you know…”. He would absolutely love this particular box….I would enjoy the subscription in general. I’m new to this whole monthly subscription thing. I dont know where I’ve been but I am just learning about them and looking around for a few great ones to try and have enjoyed finding your site and reading all about the different ones. Thank you and thanks for the opp to win this box!

  20. I love this box. I’ve been wanting to grow my own mushrooms for a while.

  21. This looks like a great box. I might get one for my brother as a gift.

  22. I would love to win. I’m all about homeopathic remedies before taking otc meds.

  23. I would have loved the December box!! DIY cheese sounds awesome.

  24. I love the idea of the kfir soda. Thanks for sharing!

  25. The Cheese kit looks like fun. what an amazing box!!

  26. The mushroom kit sounds interesting. I’ve seen them selling it at whole foods, but it is a little pricey.

  27. This looks really interesting. I like it, but I think my sister will love it.

  28. The cider looks cool!!

  29. The December wine and cheese box is calling my name! I’ve always wanted to make my own mozzarella cheese (seen tutorials all over Pinterest) and I’ve never seen an herb mill like this before–so cool!

  30. I am equally interested in the mushroom garden and cheese making kit! I would love to try both!

  31. I love the idea of that homegrown cheese kit that they had in the December box (and I want that herb mincer too). As for the box that you got; I know for a fact that ‘Cultures for Health’ is a great company – they have the best most potent sour-dough starters.

    This looks so cool!

  32. ohhh the infused oregano oil looks so beneficial and tasty as well as fun to make!

  33. What a neat innovative box!

  34. Wow! What a great idea!

  35. I would love to try the cheese-making kit from the December box.

  36. The cheese kit!

  37. Like many other comments I’ve seen, the homemade cheese one gets me the most excited! Cheese is such a staple in our home, it would be super fun to do it ourselves.

  38. This box looks amazing! I love the idea of a subscription that helps me live a little greener every month. I’m super jazzed about the home remedies and cure-all box (next month). I’ve always wanted to try various “homegrown” alternatives at home but never had the time/energy to go out and gather all the necessities. This is so up my alley!

  39. I had never heard of this box before but what a great idea! Love the idea of cheese making, and cider would be nice too.

  40. The homegrown cheese kit looks really neat! My son and I would love to make our own Mozzarella cheese.

  41. I think the mushroom garden is my favorite of their projects – I love mushrooms, but have never thought of growing them myself…what a neat idea…

  42. The make your own cheese sound amazing! I know my kiddo loves cheese in any form!

  43. I loved the December box!

  44. I love the spiced wine idea. πŸ™‚ And anything from Mountain Rose Herbs or Cultures for Health makes me happy.

  45. The mushroom kit seems cool

  46. The grow your own cheese kit seems very interesting to me, I’ve thought about it wanting to do it but just haven’t gotten the push yet. This kit would completely simplify the process.

  47. I’d definitely be most interested in the Mulled Wine and Cider project from the December box!

  48. Cheesemaking! That sounds so fun, and I love me some cheese!

  49. This box looks amazing. I’m pretty sure I’ll be gifting a subscription to my mom for her birthday!

  50. I like the December box, would like to try my hand at making my own mozzarella

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