Enigma Box (vol.1) "Arcanum"

Nourishmat - Changing the Way WeThink About Food

A project in San Francisco, CA by Phil & John - Earth Starter

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An amazing new way to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Designed for people with small spaces and limited time.
Backers: 1282
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $107,534 of $70,000
Dates: Jun 29th -> Jul 31st (32 days)
Project By: Phil & John - Earth Starter
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Latest News


July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! We have 2 hours left to Rethink Backyards Everywhere. So we are upping the ante! NEW STRETCH GOAL! 2 HOURS LEFT - $125K If we get to 125K the highest pledge will receive an AROUND THE WORLD PLANE ticket. FLY AROUND THE WORLD ON A... (Read More)


July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! New RewardsWe are $10K away from our stretch goal so we decided to add some new rewards that just got out of production testing. THE AMAZING ROOT POUCHThe Root Pouch is made from 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles. Just add soil and seedballs... (Read More)


July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! RAISE THE ROOF - FOR SCHOOLSIn an effort to raise funds for Nourishmats in schools, we have decided to fly you to Europe. We've spoken with Education Outside to help coordinate mat distribution to schools. If we get to $90K we will match... (Read More)

The 10 best home projects on Kickstarter now

July 30th - via: homes.yahoo.com
One of the best aspects of being the editor of Yahoo! Homes is learning about new and groundbreaking designs that aren't (yet) household fixtures. I saw lots of them at the Dwell on Design show in June and at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair a month earlier. But design shows aren't the only place to see some of the most inspiring innovations: They're just a few clicks away on Kickstarter. (Read More)


July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! YOU DID IT!This has been such an amazing experience. You are apart of something great. Just know that your support will change lives, nourish hearts and the rest will follow through. You take care of me and I'll take care of you. You be... (Read More)

3 Days To Get Out And Grow

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! I want to share the story of how we got this far. It starts with COMMUNITY then SOIL. We haven't slept much at all in the past 30 days. John has a new lemon tea addiction and now we can see the finish line - because you, the Earth Starter... (Read More)

4 Days Left To Grow

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! THIS IS IT! Time is counting down! We decided to give all of our backers an extra seedball sample for helping us share the campaign. Check your messages tomorrow for an exclusive reward category and opportunities to share even further. We... (Read More)

Earth Starter Plants Itself In Schools Across America

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! We're on a mission to educate! Food and health go hand in hand. We're educating children and creating a new way for children to access learn about fresh produce - so we've started working on hand with schools to gift them Nourishmats to... (Read More)

Earth Starter Takes To The Streets - 6 Days Left

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! John and Craig, hit the streets again today to share our story with the people of San Francisco at the United Nations Plaza Farmers Market, found a block from City Hall. The goal was to educate folks that Fall is a great season for... (Read More)

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Cultivating New Partnerships

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers! We have INCREDIBLE news for you! We have partnered up with Two Degrees Food, to help feed children suffering from hunger. For every mat Nourishmat and Herbmat YOU PURCHASE, WE WILL GIVE 4 meals to hungry children in the United States.... (Read More)

Earth Starter's Nourishmat takes the guesswork out of backyard gardening

July 23rd - via: mnn.com
A garden blanket that uses the ideas behind companion planting and square-foot gardening makes growing your own food as easy as painting by numbers. (Read More)

Now Is The Thyme To Share

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Nourishmat: Growing Your Own Food Just Got Super Easy

July 22nd - via: design-milk.com
Nourishmat is a foolproof way to grow your own vegetables and herbs by taking the guesswork out of gardening by being an all-in-one, labeled system. (Read More)

Earth Starter Is Growing: Check Out Our New Partnerships

July 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Kickstarter Community,  We have been having fun here in San Francisco while working hard to build new relationships within the city. Earth Starter has several new partners that we are exited about and would like to share with our backers and... (Read More)

Grow Your Own Garden with Nourishmat

July 17th - via: thedailymeal.com
So you want to grow your own garden, but you think you don’t have enough time or space in your yard to do it. Nourishmat, an easy-to-use garden grid, allows you to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers in little time and space, and it requires very little effort. (Read More)

Pradedantiems daržininkams – gyvas daržo augalų kilimas

July 13th - via: grynas.delfi.lt
Kaip užsiauginti daržovių savo namo kieme tiems, kurie visai neturi nei noro, nei laiko ilgai kapstytis po žemes? Gamintojai siūlo itin paprastą sprendimą – gyvą daržo augalų kilimą. (Read More)

Nourishmat Is Rollin' (Literally)

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers, If you haven't heard about it yet, Nourishmat just got mobile. Not in the way we are used to with iPhones and Blackberry devices, but instead with soil and wheels. We've been working hard to take our movement to the smallest level by... (Read More)

How Does Your Garden Grow? Easily, With a Nourishmat

July 11th - via: modernfarmer.com
Two inventors hope they've created a garden so simple a child could grow it. (Read More)

A Kickstarter to kick off your backyard garden

July 10th - via: treehugger.com
The Nourishmat comes with everything you need to start growing organic vegetables: seeds, fertilizer and know-how. (Read More)

Building Edible Urban Neighborhoods, One 'Nourishmat' at a Time

July 10th - via: good.is
When I was growing up in LeDroit Park in Washington, D.C., the Gage School across the street was boarded up and the only fruit or vegetable from the corner store was a hot pickled pepper. The Safeway had turned into a postal center and neighborhoods hadn’t been coined “food deserts” yet. (Read More)

Kickstarter - Nourishmat and Herbmat Gardens

July 10th - via: foundinthefifty.com
Each mat (4′ X 6′ for the Nourishmat and 2′ X 6′ for the Herbmat) is made of woven fabric that is manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina. There are holes made for greens and herbs that are clearly and colorfully labeled with the printing work also done in NC. These labels make it easy to assemble your garden and with all the thought of distance between plants and which plants work well together already built in to the design. (Read More)

Gardening Cheat Sheet Mats

July 10th - via: trendhunter.com
San Francisco-based Earth Starter created the Nourishmat to help rookie gardeners grow their own greens. The mat is essentially a gardening cheat sheet. It has small holes and labeled sections that tell you where to plant each seed. The premium model of the mat sports a drip irrigation system that hooks up to your hose. (Read More)

Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

July 9th - via: npr.org
Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans. Now, creative reuse of old materials and some new tools for sale are making it easier for urban dwellers to stretch their green thumbs. (Read More)

Earth Starter Nourishmat

July 8th - via: vouchmag.com
In case the food industry comes crashing down, or if going organic happens to be what your into, growing your own produce should be next on the list. D.C. based upstart Earth Starter, created an easy and sustainable garden ecosystem and help consumers grow their own food. The 4' x 6' Nourishmat Garden System, along with its cousin, the 2' x 6' Herbmat Garden System, help people utilize a small space to start veggies, herbs, and flowers. (Read More)

Nourishmat system helps create a sustainable personal garden (video)

July 8th - via: proudgreenhome.com
Starting a garden is a great way to get homegrown veggies, but it can be tough to do it right the first time. But there's a new product that makes it easier to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs in a small area. (Read More)

Earth Starter - Turning Consumers Into Producers

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers! First off, we want to say a MASSIVE "Thank you" to each and every one of you you who has supported us in the first 24 hours of our launch! We are humbled and so grateful by your support in Nourishmat, your food and the planet. Wow! The... (Read More)

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