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The Grow & Cure’s intuitive, minimalist design can help make anyone a successful herb farmer. Simply add soil, your plant of choice, some water, and you’re ready to get growing. With the aerated grow bag, your plant’s roots will spread wide and strong, followed by robust plant growth as you add our organic nutrients throughout the season.
Drying your herbs in living areas of all sizes is easy with Portland Homegrown’s innovative, adjustable drying rack. The Grow & Cure kit includes trimming shears, an extra-large curing jar, and a relative humidity monitor to insure against mold or over-drying. So join us this spring and go green with our easy-to-use kit!
To make organic home-growing simple, approachable and fun!
Instructional Videos – Simple, easy-to-follow videos that help you through the whole grow and cure process. Videos will be posted on our website by first delivery, 5/20/2016.
Collaborative Forum – Get your questions and concerns answered on our forum. We will shoot for answering all questions within 48 hours
Does It Work Inside? – Yes. We have tested our Grow & Cure Kits in our own indoor garden. The plants grew healthy and happy, and once you have your indoor garden setup, the process is similar to growing outdoors.
Indoor Educational Materials – Our educational materials will focus on outdoor growing initially. However, we do plan to assess the addition of indoor focused materials once the summer grow season has wrapped up.
As urbanites with deep roots in organic farming, we were inspired to bring our love for going green to city dwellers everywhere. After an idyllic summer trip to our family’s organic farm, we began racking our brains on innovative ways to make growing organics both accessible and fun for anyone.
Then it hit us: Herbs. Although most of us frequently enjoy cured herbs in one form or another, we had never found a front to back product helping home-growers with the process. So that’s what we set out to do.
With the success of our first product, we hope to innovate new ways for home-growers to take control of their own destiny. Stay tuned for big things from Portland Homegrown!
We will be assembling the kits in our assembly space in Portland. The assembly line is already drawn out, and will be completed upon the final influx of capital from our crowd-funding campaign. We aim to have first delivery by May 20th.
As always, there are a number of risks and challenges in pioneering a first of a kind product. Our two biggest challenges will be lead time and production time for the kits that are ordered. Inventory is already on its way for up to 200 initial kits, but any orders on top of this will need to be purchased no later than May 1st to be fulfilled by mid-June (ideal planting season). Lead times can be as long as six weeks for many of the custom designed materials in the kits, and all kits are assembled by hand in our assembly space.