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You could win a free Back to the Roots Mushroom Growing Kit and grow your own mushrooms at home. This unique kit grows mushrooms in recycled coffee grounds. To qualify for a chance to win, read this post “Frozen Cocktail Recipes that are good for you” and answer the question posed there. One winner will be chosen by online randomizer from qualified entries only. Must be US resident of at least 18 years of age. Contest ends Wednesday August 17th 2011 at 9 am EST.

For those of you who are not the lucky winner we have a coupon code for you that gets you 10% off – Mushrooms4me10. If you order two or more kits you will get free shipping too.

More info on Back to the Roots: Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009. Two months away from graduation, and heading into the corporate world of investment banking & consulting, they came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex’s fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of tasty oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. With that one bucket, some initial interest from Whole Foods & Chez Panisse and a $5,000 grant from the UC Berkeley Chancellor for social innovation, they decided to forget the corporate route, and instead, become full-time urban mushroom farmers!

Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots has since grown to create the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden which lets anyone, across the country, grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home as well!

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HaDassah Sabo Milner is a Welsh Jew who lives in Monsey NY. She is a writer and a blogger and a lifelong foodie. She's married with four sons who provide her with much fodder for her writing projects. HaDassah is also a social media rockstar who can update multiple platforms simultaneously whilst cooking Shabbat dinner for 70. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter Twittr , and read her blog In The Pink .

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