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Summertime is perfect for spending time in the garden! Whether you're growing food and flowers or shrubs and trees, all plants need care, compost, water, and a bit of love to grow just right. We want to know everything about your garden, big or small - how you choose and care for plants, build a window box, take advantage of local conditions, construct an auto-watering system, or simply make your garden beautiful. Collect your best gardening skills, advice, creations, or tips and tricks, then put them in an Instructable for our Get in the Garden Contest and win an amazing indoor composter from NatureMill.

NatureMill brings composting to the home user. It is essentially a miniature in-vessel system. Waste is collected right where it is generated-in the kitchen. A computer controls the temperature, air flow, moisture, and mixing to accelerate the process and eliminate the backbreaking work. Everything is fully self contained in a modern, attractive container. Just a few square feet of floor space is required. No special plumbing or electrical connections are needed, other than a standard electrical outlet. There is no need to handle and transport the rotting material.

Best of all, NatureMill provides home gardeners with a source of rich, organic fertilizer. And there is something uniquely satisfying about witnessing the entire food chain: from the garden, to the dining table, and back to the garden again.

So, want to win a PRO model of the NatureMill composter and start making compost from your household scraps? Then share your gardening knowledge and help out all the other people out there who are still working on their green thumbs. As usual, we interpret the theme broadly - no matter the size of your garden, if it involves anything green and growing we want to see it!


International entries are OK, but grand prize can only be shipped within the U.S.
Multiple entries are also OK, but entrants can only win one prize.

Prizes

Grand Prize
Compost your food scraps easily with the Nature Mill PRO Edition.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize
Leatherman Hybrid Gardening Multitool to solve all your gardening problems.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up
Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: June 3, 2009 AM PST
Deadline for entries: July 20, 2009 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables and NatureMill a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.
bosherston6 years ago
Great Sott! It looks like judging ends before it even begins, we haven't a hope in hell - dammit. >leaps out of window< ( I guess that's meant to read the 30th? )
I didn't know you can enter something that goes outside, but not necessarily in the garden.(7 foot Axial Flux Wind Turbine)
There's no connection to any plants though. Lots of things go outside, just not necessarily in the garden.
Quick question, how is the 7 foot Axial Flux Wind Turbine connected to the garden or plants? It's just "green."
Ah. Didn't realize it was in. Don't know why it was accepted, but it's out now.
bosherston6 years ago
So is it open to humanity at large, or just the US?
Worldwide, but the grand prize can only be shipped in the US.
Ok, thanks, Just for clarification - in the unlikely event I was to win the grand prize could I donate it to my good friend in the US?
can i enter (brazilian) ? ? ?
yes
Just published one to the contest on how to kill weeds. it s cheap easy to do and natural. Check it out!
sir_h_c6 years ago
this seems a little late. My garden is already all planted and good to go. now i have to come up with something new!
You can still do an Instructable that shows what techniques you're using even if you've already started.
I might cry.
I feel your pain man.. Cries also.
I'll have to make the idea I had last night, i guess.
Can I use a slideshow instead of a full sized 'ible as my hydroponics setup is almost done?
Gorfram6 years ago
Waaah-Hooody!!!! :) :) :) I'm off to get my earthworms all spiffed up & ready for their photo session...