Back to the Roots is on a mission to Undo Food. In a college class, we learned mushrooms could grow entirely on spent coffee grounds. After watching hours of how-to videos and turning our fraternity kitchen into a big science experiment, we eventually decided to give up our corporate job offers to instead become full-time mushroom farmers. What started as curiosity about urban farming has turned into a passion to Undo Food and reconnect families back to where it comes from.
1. Open the can and plant the included organic seeds in the soil 2. Add water once per day 3. Harvest and enjoy! Garden-in-a-Cans come in 4 organic varieties: Basil, Cilantro, Dill & Sage. Each can includes organic seeds, nutrient rich soil and biochar technology that helps your herrbs grow for months. No messy drainage holes. No Chemicals. No transplanting.
Our Garlic & Dill Yogurt Dip offers a tangy twist on snacktime that is high in protein and takes just 5 minutes to prep! Ingredients: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 3 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped 1 tbsp. dried minced onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. lemon juice salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. 2. Serve with fresh veggies, crackers or pita bread. 3. ENJOY! Get creative and swap in other herbs from your Garden-in-a-Can for new flavor profiles. Cilantro dip...yum!
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Describe your product in 3 words.
Fresh. Organic. Fun.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Our R&D team aren’t biochemists and food scientists, it's our grandparents! The Garden-in-a-Can is a fun way to take families back to their roots by growing delicious food at home.
What makes your product special?
The science is in the soil: The special biochar technology inside helps prevent overwatering which means no messy drainage holes, saucers, transplanting, or chemicals. Garden-in-a-cans are a fun, easy, and mess-free, making it easy for anyone to grow organic herbs.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
It’s really simple - we do what we love with people we love each day! It's been a wild journey - since starting this company in college and going from investment banking/consulting to full-time urban mushroom farming - but we feel so fortunate to be able to work every day towards a mission we love and are so passionate about. We think there is false divide in business - of "not for profits" or "for profit companies" - they should all just be "for purpose"!