It's a snap

You have the desire, even the space, to grow vegetables in your backyard, but the process of actually building a raised garden bed with timber, tools, and nails is daunting. With Togetherfarm Blocks, all you’ll need to grow this summer’s tomatoes and cukes, are seeds, soil, sun, and water. No tools necessary. The lightweight blocks' interlocking pieces easily snap into place for a plot on a patio, roof deck, or in a yard. Made in the USA, and designed in Portland Oregon by home-grown-food enthusiasts, Joe Aakre, Doug Holcomb, and Matt Stormont, this out of the box solution was created to make gardening accessible to all. BPA- and phthalate-free, the food safe modulars configure countless ways. One kit builds a garden box that’s 2 square feet and 6” deep, in as little as 5 minutes. Multiple kits let you create larger or separate gardens. Perfect for both amateurs and experts, grow your own food and share the bounty with others.

Togetherfarm

Modular Garden Box System

It's a snap

You have the desire, even the space, to grow vegetables in your backyard, but the process of actually building a raised garden bed with timber, tools, and nails is daunting. With Togetherfarm Blocks, all you’ll need to grow this summer’s tomatoes and cukes, are seeds, soil, sun, and water. No tools necessary. The lightweight blocks' interlocking pieces easily snap into place for a plot on a patio, roof deck, or in a yard. Made in the USA, and designed in Portland Oregon by home-grown-food enthusiasts, Joe Aakre, Doug Holcomb, and Matt Stormont, this out of the box solution was created to make gardening accessible to all. BPA- and phthalate-free, the food safe modulars configure countless ways. One kit builds a garden box that’s 2 square feet and 6” deep, in as little as 5 minutes. Multiple kits let you create larger or separate gardens. Perfect for both amateurs and experts, grow your own food and share the bounty with others.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Doug
    Doug

    Hi Grommeters!

    We’re really excited to work with our friends at The Grommet to introduce you to your new 5-minute garden. Made from food-safe recycled materials and made to be recycled, our USA-made Togetherfarm Blocks are just the thing to get you growing your own produce or ornamental plants.

  • Suzann
    Suzann
    4/1/2014 12:31 PM

    I love this as it is so innovative. Would it be possible to add a line of curving blocks so we could add one more component to the look.

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 12:41 PM

    @Suzann - Great question! We have a number of additional items on our roadmap including curved blocks. We are very excited you liked the concept!

  • Rae
    Rae
    4/1/2014 12:54 PM

    Very cool...reminds me of legos! Great way to have a garden in small space or to have a small garden for folks that want a few homegrown vege's or fruits without allot of weeding! Love it...

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:14 PM

    @Rae Thanks! These also work great for awkward spaces, too. We also like that you can disassemble and reassemble the beds to take advantage of seasonal sunlight for year-round gardening.

  • Tia
    Tia
    4/1/2014 1:14 PM

    Please tell me more about drainage.

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:19 PM

    @Tia - Drainage is happens through the open bottom of the garden bed. This is particularly well suited for beds set up on bare earth.

    If you want to control soil migration, you can easily add common weed barrier found at gardening centers (not included). The weed barrier snaps into the top layer of blocks and keeps everything in place.

    We are working on a base, but you can find many compatible off the shelf solutions like plastic trays at your local gardening center.

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    4/1/2014 1:17 PM

    How would you go about attaching a fence or wire to these blocks?

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:25 PM

    @Kimberly Although tools and hardware are not needed to build a bed, you can definitely use them to add accessories, such as a fence.

    If you look at the center of the raised, "flower" on the top of the block, you'll notice a hole. This allows you to incorporate a 3 inch screw into your design and attach the one block to the next.

    We also have built in a quarter inch hole between the flowers where you can insert wooden rods to begin constructing a fence.

    You can also use the quarter inch holes to build other things like a hoop house for winter gardening.

    I take it you live in an area where animals help themselves to your fresh produce?

  • Judy
    Judy
    4/1/2014 1:33 PM

    I just posted this on my facebook page and e-mailed some friends. This is a GREAT idea...almost wish I didn't already have raised garden beds. Good thinking!

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:38 PM

    @Judy Thank you for the kind words. The three of us really appreciate your help!

  • nathalie
    nathalie
    4/1/2014 1:52 PM

    Hello Doug,

    I've read about and seen pix of your product. Fab! Last I'd read, you hadn't expanded color yet. Just wondering if you have? Love your stuff and will be ordering. Where can I get an idea of everything you've got to offer? (curving pieces, etc.)

    Needless to say, the only fear is that the 4 yr. old nephew will love the Leggo!

    Cheers,

    Nathalie

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    4/1/2014 2:27 PM

    @nathalie Wow! Such a great comment. Doug will be on in an hour to take over the conversation but in the mean time:

    1) Yes! We're offering three kits now - Slate Grey, Earth Brown, and full color Mosaic.

    2) These are the three kits we're introducing this year. You are in the know!

    3) Great point! We're heard from people that kids love to help build the beds. We've even heard from a few fans that it's been a great way to introduce veggies to some of their fussy eaters. When they help plant, care for, and raise fresh produce, they are usually more excited to eat the results. :-)

  • Frances
    Frances
    4/1/2014 2:41 PM

    Love the "lego concept"! Will trust that this will catch on and the cost will come down!

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 3:03 PM

    @Frances Thanks for the well wishes! We are excited with how well Togetherfarm Blocks have taken off already. We hope they continue to do well so that more people will have access to their own homegrown produce.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    4/1/2014 3:43 PM

    @Frances Thanks! The blocks are currently priced at $49.95 for two reasons:

    1) We chose to make them here in the USA to guarantee the highest quality possible, especially given the food safety issues we've seen in products from abroad. Family first!

    2) We are using high-quality #5 recycled materials to ensure durability over the life of the product while removing plastic waste from our landfills and oceans.

    That said, we are working hard on the cost as the product catches on! :-)

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/1/2014 3:15 PM

    Can you put them directly on a concrete patio? Or do the blocks need to sit on a bottom of some sort like plywood or similar material?

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 3:19 PM

    @Guest These blocks work great on a concrete patio, no other base is needed! We do recommend that you use a weed barrier (landscape fabric) liner to hold the soil in place (the liner just snaps in between a layer of the blocks). See this link for an idea of the landscape fabric we are talking about: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005H156GU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005H156GU&linkCode=as2&tag=togeth-20

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 3:20 PM

    @Doug Additionally, if you are concerned about about the water drainage staining or damaging the surface, you can always do a plastic liner instead (like a pond liner). Just be careful not to overwater your plants :).

  • Karen
    Karen
    4/1/2014 4:26 PM

    What a fabulous product! I love the look so much better than railroad ties or other wood looks. How fabulous for organic gardening! Will place my order soon.

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 4:37 PM

    @Karen Yes! We are pleased with how the design turned out. When I replaced my front yard raised garden bed with TogetherFarm Blocks, it improved the aesthetics of the entire front yard! And the blocks will look good for years to come!

  • Alicia
    Alicia
    4/1/2014 11:24 PM

    Great concept but it seems very expensive for the size one receives. Do you expect the price to go down once this concept takes off?

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/2/2014 10:49 AM

    @Alicia you are correct! We are working hard to drive the cost down over time as the product takes off. However, we're determined to keep our manufacturing here in the USA for a number of reasons, including quality, food safety, and of course, job creation. We could have easily shipped this overseas (people approach us about this daily) but we believe in a durable, family safe product made here, just 15 minutes from where we live.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Togetherfarm

Modular Garden Box System

It's a snap

You have the desire, even the space, to grow vegetables in your backyard, but the process of actually building a raised garden bed with timber, tools, and nails is daunting. With Togetherfarm Blocks, all you’ll need to grow this summer’s tomatoes and cukes, are seeds, soil, sun, and water. No tools necessary.

The lightweight
blocks' interlocking pieces easily snap into place for a plot on a patio, roof deck, or in a yard. Made in the USA, and designed in Portland Oregon by home-grown-food enthusiasts, Joe Aakre, Doug Holcomb, and Matt Stormont, this out of the box solution was created to make gardening accessible to all.

BPA- and phthalate-free, the food safe modulars configure countless ways. One kit builds a garden box that’s 2 square feet and 6” deep, in as little as 5 minutes. Multiple kits let you create larger or separate gardens.

Perfect for both amateurs and experts, grow your own food and share the bounty with others.
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Togetherfarm - Modular Garden Box System

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Doug
    Doug

    Hi Grommeters!

    We’re really excited to work with our friends at The Grommet to introduce you to your new 5-minute garden. Made from food-safe recycled materials and made to be recycled, our USA-made Togetherfarm Blocks are just the thing to get you growing your own produce or ornamental plants.

  • Suzann
    Suzann
    4/1/2014 12:31 PM

    I love this as it is so innovative. Would it be possible to add a line of curving blocks so we could add one more component to the look.

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 12:41 PM

    @Suzann - Great question! We have a number of additional items on our roadmap including curved blocks. We are very excited you liked the concept!

  • Rae
    Rae
    4/1/2014 12:54 PM

    Very cool...reminds me of legos! Great way to have a garden in small space or to have a small garden for folks that want a few homegrown vege's or fruits without allot of weeding! Love it...

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:14 PM

    @Rae Thanks! These also work great for awkward spaces, too. We also like that you can disassemble and reassemble the beds to take advantage of seasonal sunlight for year-round gardening.

  • Tia
    Tia
    4/1/2014 1:14 PM

    Please tell me more about drainage.

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:19 PM

    @Tia - Drainage is happens through the open bottom of the garden bed. This is particularly well suited for beds set up on bare earth.

    If you want to control soil migration, you can easily add common weed barrier found at gardening centers (not included). The weed barrier snaps into the top layer of blocks and keeps everything in place.

    We are working on a base, but you can find many compatible off the shelf solutions like plastic trays at your local gardening center.

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    4/1/2014 1:17 PM

    How would you go about attaching a fence or wire to these blocks?

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:25 PM

    @Kimberly Although tools and hardware are not needed to build a bed, you can definitely use them to add accessories, such as a fence.

    If you look at the center of the raised, "flower" on the top of the block, you'll notice a hole. This allows you to incorporate a 3 inch screw into your design and attach the one block to the next.

    We also have built in a quarter inch hole between the flowers where you can insert wooden rods to begin constructing a fence.

    You can also use the quarter inch holes to build other things like a hoop house for winter gardening.

    I take it you live in an area where animals help themselves to your fresh produce?

  • Judy
    Judy
    4/1/2014 1:33 PM

    I just posted this on my facebook page and e-mailed some friends. This is a GREAT idea...almost wish I didn't already have raised garden beds. Good thinking!

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/1/2014 1:38 PM

    @Judy Thank you for the kind words. The three of us really appreciate your help!

  • nathalie
    nathalie
    4/1/2014 1:52 PM

    Hello Doug,

    I've read about and seen pix of your product. Fab! Last I'd read, you hadn't expanded color yet. Just wondering if you have? Love your stuff and will be ordering. Where can I get an idea of everything you've got to offer? (curving pieces, etc.)

    Needless to say, the only fear is that the 4 yr. old nephew will love the Leggo!

    Cheers,

    Nathalie

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    4/1/2014 2:27 PM

    @nathalie Wow! Such a great comment. Doug will be on in an hour to take over the conversation but in the mean time:

    1) Yes! We're offering three kits now - Slate Grey, Earth Brown, and full color Mosaic.

    2) These are the three kits we're introducing this year. You are in the know!

    3) Great point! We're heard from people that kids love to help build the beds. We've even heard from a few fans that it's been a great way to introduce veggies to some of their fussy eaters. When they help plant, care for, and raise fresh produce, they are usually more excited to eat the results. :-)

  • Frances
    Frances
    4/1/2014 2:41 PM

    Love the "lego concept"! Will trust that this will catch on and the cost will come down!

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 3:03 PM

    @Frances Thanks for the well wishes! We are excited with how well Togetherfarm Blocks have taken off already. We hope they continue to do well so that more people will have access to their own homegrown produce.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    4/1/2014 3:43 PM

    @Frances Thanks! The blocks are currently priced at $49.95 for two reasons:

    1) We chose to make them here in the USA to guarantee the highest quality possible, especially given the food safety issues we've seen in products from abroad. Family first!

    2) We are using high-quality #5 recycled materials to ensure durability over the life of the product while removing plastic waste from our landfills and oceans.

    That said, we are working hard on the cost as the product catches on! :-)

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/1/2014 3:15 PM

    Can you put them directly on a concrete patio? Or do the blocks need to sit on a bottom of some sort like plywood or similar material?

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 3:19 PM

    @Guest These blocks work great on a concrete patio, no other base is needed! We do recommend that you use a weed barrier (landscape fabric) liner to hold the soil in place (the liner just snaps in between a layer of the blocks). See this link for an idea of the landscape fabric we are talking about: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005H156GU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005H156GU&linkCode=as2&tag=togeth-20

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 3:20 PM

    @Doug Additionally, if you are concerned about about the water drainage staining or damaging the surface, you can always do a plastic liner instead (like a pond liner). Just be careful not to overwater your plants :).

  • Karen
    Karen
    4/1/2014 4:26 PM

    What a fabulous product! I love the look so much better than railroad ties or other wood looks. How fabulous for organic gardening! Will place my order soon.

  • Doug
    Doug
    4/1/2014 4:37 PM

    @Karen Yes! We are pleased with how the design turned out. When I replaced my front yard raised garden bed with TogetherFarm Blocks, it improved the aesthetics of the entire front yard! And the blocks will look good for years to come!

  • Alicia
    Alicia
    4/1/2014 11:24 PM

    Great concept but it seems very expensive for the size one receives. Do you expect the price to go down once this concept takes off?

  • Joe
    Joe
    4/2/2014 10:49 AM

    @Alicia you are correct! We are working hard to drive the cost down over time as the product takes off. However, we're determined to keep our manufacturing here in the USA for a number of reasons, including quality, food safety, and of course, job creation. We could have easily shipped this overseas (people approach us about this daily) but we believe in a durable, family safe product made here, just 15 minutes from where we live.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.