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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mailboxes and EarthBoxes - Garden Shopping Online Adventures

a mailbox I fancied
I'm pretty excited...I was contacted by CSN, a company that represents 200+ online stores. As part of a promotional campaign, they offered to let me try a product from one of their stores. Yea me! I spent a bit of time looking around. In addition to a wide variety of home goods, they've also got lots of outdoor furniture, tools, even, mailboxes (now, there's an idea...our mailbox came with our house, 21 years ago ... LOL!

my vintage mailbox!
(Maybe time for a replacement, heh?). Did I say I like funky? Well, I could have one like the photo I snapped at the top...and get the mailbox from these guys to go with it, little flag and all!

Back to the CSN Stores, I went BINGO when I saw the EarthBoxes! I became fascinated with them in September '08, when Google highlighted stories of their 1st 10 years, including the 100 EarthBoxes they used to grow produce from around the world for their employee dining room. I blogged about the EarthBoxes in my children's gardening blog, Garden Sprouts, but have never used one. Are they revolutionary or just an unnecessary expense? Could they be useful in specialty situations, like school gardens (always the problem of how to take care of warm weather edibles when school is out) or gardens for the elderly?

click here for more EarthBox Harvest photos

Can they help balcony gardeners with limited water access grow these!?!
Well...I shall now get to see for myself! Yea, and thank you CSN!

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