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EarthBox Workshops

Fresh From the Forum

Retailer of the Month

From Our Customers

About EarthBox




EarthBox Workshops:

Scranton, Pennsylvania



In Scranton, PA, middle school students have been working with our Master Gardener Mentors to run a sustainable EarthBox Garden and Farmer's Market. The result has been an enterprise that has changed their eating habits and lives for the better.


The EarthBox improves their diets by introducing families to free, healthy food, and the garden grows enough excess produce to pay the salary of the garden coordinator. At the same time, the EarthBox gives the schools opportunities to teach environmental science, horticulture, and skills that increase academic success, encourage responsible stewardship of the planet, and prepare the students for the real-world workplace.


One Scranton participant, Marisa, landed her first job as a waitress after selling the produce she helped grow to a local restaurant. She later became the first woman in her family to go to college, to study -- what else? -- horticulture!




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Dear EarthBox Gardener,

Welcome to the first edition of our monthly online newsletter, "Inside The Box". Every month we'll show you how to get more out of your EarthBox, whether you're growing flowers, herbs, vegetables -- or even fruit trees.


I'm General Manager Frank DiPaolo, and I'd like to start out by giving you a tour of our recently redesigned web site. It offers a wealth of useful resources, including:


The Forum. Some 1,000 EarthBox enthusiasts regularly share information and ideas in this section of our web site. You'll find instructions on plant combinations for your EarthBox, how to grow specific species, what fertilizers to use, plant spacing, staking methods, and much more. In addition, there are hundreds of photos and recipes posted by other users. For parents and educators, there's even a section devoted to the EarthBox as an educational tool.


Please visit, chat with others, ask questions, and share your own ideas, stories, suggestions, and photos. 

Information Just For You. There are four sections on the new site, each of which can be accessed by means of tabs across the top: Consumers, Dealers, Educators and Commercial Farming.


Consumers will find advice on what to grow, complete instructions and FAQs, and a link to request our new catalog.


Prospective dealers can learn the benefits of selling the EarthBox, and how to get started.


To Educators, we offer our Educational EarthBox, a versatile, easy-to-use instructional and recreational tool.


Commercial farmers can study the environmental and economic benefits of growing their products in EarthBoxes.


Shop Til You Drop. If you're looking for EarthBox accessories such as staking systems or replacement covers, please visit our online store or request a catalog. You can also visit one of our retailers. To find a store near you, use our web site's convenient dealer locator feature.


We hope you'll join us for next month's issue, in which we'll help you get your EarthBox ready for the season. Meanwhile, please email us with questions, suggestions, ideas, photos, recipes and stories. We want to truly make this your newsletter, reflecting your interests and concerns.


We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your photos. Happy and healthy harvests to you!




Frank DiPaolo




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Fresh from the Forum 

Are You Ready for Spring?

An EarthBox user from Richmond, VA poses the following question on the forum:


strawberriesI am getting things ready for 2008. I am wondering what fertilizer folks have been using when they re-plant EB. I grow vegetables, so I am interested in vegetable fertilizer information. Also, when you top off your potting mix, do you incorporate any compost or other organic matter? I know I will need dolomite for the tomatoes.

To read responses from fellow EarthBox gardeners, click here.




Retailer of the Month 

Great Gardens and Gifts


GreatGardenGiftsWe have a wonderful cross-section of authorized EarthBox Gardening System retailers around the country. Every month, we'll highlight one of our valued partners, so you can learn more about them and the EarthBox products they carry. 


This month, we salute Great Gardens and Gifts of Lutz, Florida. They're now hosting monthly workshops on the EarthBox, in addition to selling our EarthBox kits and accessories. Owners Valerie and Paul Vahue also offer a wide array of flowers, shrubs, trees, fresh herbs, vegetable plants and décor items for your convenience. You can visit them at




From Our Customers 

Bountiful Harvest


Customer"Thought I would send you a picture of some of my EarthBoxes from the last growing season.


The tallest plants on the right are cherry tomatoes. Left of that, some climbing wax beans that were near the end. Left of that, Roma tomatoes. You can also see a box of beets, some Bibb lettuce, and some bush tomatoes."

Bruce Helsel
, Florida




About EarthBox 


The patented EarthBox was developed by commercial farmers, and proven in the lab and on the farm. Our maintenance-free, award-winning, high-tech growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork, and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden -- with less fertilizer, less water and virtually no effort. To find out more, visit














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