Designers are continually developing novel ways to bring a garden indoors, and it has never been easier for city dwellers and those without a green thumb to grow a fresh salad right in their own kitchen. To aid in this urban farming trend, a company which sells indoor gardens and herb kits, Click & Grow, has just released a shelving framework called Wall Farms. This structure allows users to grow veggies, herbs, and plants, using minimal floor space with maximum growing area.
Rather than being powered by an app, like so many countertop indoor gardens, Wall Farms uses fully automated, NASA-inspired ”smart soil” technology. The biodegradable soil keeps the level of oxygen, water, pH and nutritional ingredients at an optimal level. The indoor farm also features ultra-efficient grow lights and electronic precision irrigation (EPI) that makes it possible to use up to 95% less water than traditional farming methods. “Our technology is all about saving water and lessening food miles while increasing efficiency and reducing the environmental impacts of plant production practices,” says the Click & Grow website.
The environment wasn’t the only thing on the Wall Farms developers’ minds. “We really wanted to make the Wall Farm line affordable to stand out from our competing products by not only our design and quality, but also the price,” Liina Ilves of Click & Grow shares on Product Hunt. “We’re constantly working on giving everyone the means to grow their own food and we feel that this is a step in the right direction. The best part about the Wall Farms is that you actually do get to grow enough fresh food to really feel the value in the product. Enough salads, vegetables, fruits and herbs to substantiate the need for fresh clean food for a whole family.”
As part of their recent product launch, Wall Farms are being offered for a limited discount with 57 plants available in the starter kit on their website.