Vegetables are the antizombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with this Groupon: for $199, you get delivery and installation of a 4'x4' raised pine vegetable garden from Resolution Gardens, with delivery and installation service in Greater Pittsburgh (a $510 total value). The vegetable garden includes:
- A 4'x4' raised pine barrier with eco-friendly sealant (a $200 value)
- Site preparation, delivery, and installation (an $80 value)
- Organic soil and compost (a $70 value)
- Plants and seeds (a $40 value)
- Vermicompost (a $30 value)
- Compost tea (a $25 value)
- Minerals and amendments (a $25 value)
- One gardening lesson (a $40 value)
The verdant visionaries at Resolution Gardens propel Pittsburghers toward a resurgence of locally grown produce one backyard patch at a time. After selecting an ideal location, the construction crew steamrolls a rectangular swatch of lawn in preparation for the 4'x4' raised pine bed and its leafy anthology of seasonal veggies, herbs, and organic DVDs. Gardening gurus initially supply and set up all materials necessary to launch a thriving residential vegetable patch, including soil, compost, plants, and seeds. The edible landscaping project includes one gardening lesson, which endows novice gardeners with the foundation to nurture vibrant, homegrown veggies or cultivate full-grown Cabbage Patch dolls.
Operating under the motto, “Grow food. We’ll help,” Resolution Gardens envisions a future where everyone has access to healthy, organically grown food. The Austin-based movement began in 2009, when founder Randy Jewart and his green-thumbed cohorts set out to plant gardens across all of Austin’s 800,000 acres, or as much as homeowners and territorial sprinklers would allow.
One backyard at a time, Jewart and his team have helped their neighbors install vegetable plots, raised beds, and custom gardens, providing all the necessary materials and designs throughout the process. Whether starting from scratch or adding to an existing patch, they offer a full range of garden sizes. After installation, customers can reap a variety of benefits, including healthier eating, healthier bank accounts, and more comfortable sleeping quarters for when former scarecrows pay a visit.