Thanks to David Soref for this post about our affiliate partner, Homegrown Collective.
Tempted to try your hand at homesteading? Maybe grow your own bean and broccoli sprouts, make echinacea and St. John’s wort tinctures, or brew up your own batch of kombucha? DIY projects like these can be fun, empowering, and economical ways of enhancing our lives and our sense of well-being. And of course, DIY is the ultimate form of acting locally. The question is how to get started.
The Homegrown Collective is a company dedicated to promoting the DIY ethos by providing its members with products that foster self-sufficiency and promote sustainability. Here’s how it works: For a fee, each month Homegrown Collective sends its subscribers a “GREENBOX,” which contains professionally curated items designed for a particular seasonally appropriate DIY project (for example, the ingredients for home-brewed hard cider for the holiday season). And no, having a backyard garden is not a requirement for any of these projects.
Mitchell Rose, the founder of Homegrown Collective, says he started the company after having trouble finding a trusted source that not only vetted green and sustainable vendors, artisans and small businesses, but also made them accessible to everyone.