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Jul 7, 2021 10:10 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Update on August 17th: the offer for fertilizer for acorns has now been closed. Thanks everyone who participated!

AgroThrive is an organic liquid concentrated fertilizer. You mix it with water and apply to your gardens or containers. It's made from a unique process where they take food waste (like expired food from Costco) and turn it into a "pre-digested" fertilizer.

They have in the past sold it only in bulk (in train cars!) to organic farms around the country. Recently they have started selling it in concentrate form directly to home gardeners, and they've hired NGA to do some PR work in helping them get the word out about this not-new-but-newly-available to home gardeners product.

I've spent the past few weeks learning about their product and how they produce it. It's a very interesting and innovative fertilizer and I think all gardeners would enjoy giving it a try. Unlike other organic fertilizers that have to break down in the soil before they start to benefit the plants, AgroThrive is immediately available because it's pre-digested. This means you see almost immediate results from the fertilizer application.

Well! They are going to offer the product to our members for acorns! For 100 acorns you can get a sample pack of their two varieties (one for fruits and flowers, and the other general purpose). For 500 acorns you get 32oz each of both kinds. Free shipping in either case, of course. Limit one order by member. Can only be shipping within the United States.

Additionally, if you order fertilizer directly from them, they will give YOU acorns here at Garden.org for your purchase. They'll give you an acorn for every dollar you spend on their site (up to 100 acorns). To get those acorns you'll just need to make sure you checkout on their website using the same email address that you use here at Garden.org. Each week they'll send me a list of orders they got and the system here will award the acorns to any matching members.

So, back to the acorns for fertilizer offer, if you have the acorns in your account and want to spend them on this, go to this page: https://garden.org/barn/shop/a...

And to learn more about AgroThrive (they have videos and other things to see) go to https://agrothrive.com/
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Jul 7, 2021 10:43 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hurray! I ordered the pack of two 32oz containers for 500 acorns!
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Jul 7, 2021 12:30 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
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Up to 100 acorns
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Jul 7, 2021 12:40 PM CST
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I'm in for 500 acorns. Sounds great!
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Jul 7, 2021 7:26 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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I don't have 500 acorns but will try the sample pack for 100!
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Jul 7, 2021 7:41 PM CST
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As I'm unable to take advantage of this (being outside the US), if there are any members who want to try this out but lack the necessary 100 acorns, I am happy to assist. I'll give 100 acorns each to the first 20 members who accept my offer.
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Jul 8, 2021 11:17 AM CST
Name: Lynn
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I ordered the 500 acorn deal. Thank you Dave for making this available. Can't wait to give it a try.
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Jul 8, 2021 11:46 AM CST
Name: Danita
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Is there a time limit on this deal?
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Jul 8, 2021 12:27 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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I imagine there is a time limit but they haven't specified. The offer will be active for at least a month.
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Jul 8, 2021 1:03 PM CST
Name: Rita
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This is simply wonderful. I ordered the 500 Acorns deal. The fertilizer sounds wonderful and I can't wait to give it a try.
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Jul 8, 2021 1:44 PM CST
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Ordered my double offer deal, thanks!
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Jul 9, 2021 12:25 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I had to 'borrow' 10 acorns from Sumire. I told her I'd repay her in fertilizer. Hilarious!
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Jul 9, 2021 11:37 AM CST
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Hurray!
ordered my samples nodding
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Jul 9, 2021 12:09 PM CST
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DaisyI said:I had to 'borrow' 10 acorns from Sumire. I told her I'd repay her in fertilizer. Hilarious!


I gave you some to pay her back. Whistling
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Jul 9, 2021 12:15 PM CST
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I've got tooO MANY ACORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will give them out if you want
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Jul 9, 2021 1:02 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Hamwild said:

I gave you some to pay her back. Whistling


I guess I get to keep all my fertilizer now. The way I use it, it may be a lifetime supply. Hilarious!

Thank you Hamwild. Thumbs up
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Jul 9, 2021 1:32 PM CST
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Jul 9, 2021 5:45 PM CST
Name: Deborah
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Hurray! Hurray! Thanks to a generous soul, I was able to order mine. Thank You! Thank You! I can't wait to try this product.
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Jul 9, 2021 6:04 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
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Has this product been tested for pathogens such as Salmonella and toxigenic strains of E. coli?
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Jul 9, 2021 6:44 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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csandt said:Has this product been tested for pathogens such as Salmonella and toxigenic strains of E. coli?


Did you check out their sight ? I believe that question was answered in the FAQ area .
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