Where can the product be purchased: online and at independent garden centers across the country as well as for use as fundraisers. For every Growums garden kit purchased through a fundraiser, a generous portion goes to the child’s school or organization and the company donates a portion of proceeds to feed needy children.
Description of Product: “The Growums Garden Kits plant the seeds to help your readers get their kids into the garden and on the path to healthy eating. According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables, eat them. And now Growums gives kids the tools they need to get started with specially-themed garden kits that combine learning and fun with an unique and exciting online educational experience to grow vegetables and herbs; all with a little help from a colorful cast of herb and vegetable characters! Though there may be other gardening kits on the market labeled for children, this is the only kit known to offer an interactive platform. The characters enhance the entire gardening experience with a fun and entertaining approach that instills the healthy eating habits so important in the struggle against childhood obesity. Kids can choose from six fun kits including Herb Garden, Pizza Garden, Salad Garden, Stir-fry Garden, Taco Garden and Ratatouille Garden to grow a real garden with virtual world fun. Each garden kit features unique, magical coco or peat pellets that make planting and growing practically foolproof. Kids start by going to http://www.growums.com/ to register their garden and follow the colorful characters in a virtual garden world that shows them how to care for their vegetables. This animated step-by-step series of mini videos are updated every ten days with tips on what to expect next and how to care for the seedlings. With a little help and information from Tomicio the tomato, Frank Cilantro, Belle Peppa, Ice Berg the lettuce wrapper and, of course, Elvis Parsley and more; in a matter of weeks kids will be able to harvest fresh vegetables and herbs to create nutritious meals. Weekly emails also alert children to next steps and explain topics including watering, weeding, growth cycles and more.”
Review of Product: I received 2 Growums kits to sample – Salad Garden and Ratatouille Garden. Yum! These are such adorable ideas to introduce kids to gardening while also teaching them healthy eating habits that will last them for the rest of their lives! Everyone likes to grow things and be successful at it – Growums give your kids the chance to do just that! The Growums came with a DVD as an introduction to the program. The Growums site has great age-appropriate content on it, perfect for the kids to follow along with their garden. I found the directions easy to follow and even kids in the most urban areas can be growing their own vegetables in mere weeks!
Giveaway: The folks over at Growums have graciously decided to give six (6) Nicole’s Nickels readers their own Growums to try!
You will have 7 ways to enter but the first entry is MANDATORY. You MUST fill out the form for EACH entry you are able to make. Just click “refresh” to get the form back after you make each entry.
- MANDATORY Entry: Which of the 6 flavors of Growums would you most like to try and why?
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until May 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!
I received the items I reviewed in this post to write this review at no charge. My opinions remain my own.
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