When folded into its origami figure
the Microgarden kit becomes a conical structure capable of growing tasty
microgreens in only two weeks (Photo: Merav Maroody)
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Developed by Infarm out of Berlin and Tomorrow Machine of Stockholm, the
Microgarden growing kit is not only a simple concept, but also aesthetically
interesting. Made out of a translucent waterproof material, when folded flat the
Microgarden greenhouse resembles a hexagonal star. But when folded into its
origami shape using the provided instructions, it becomes a conical structure
capable of growing tasty microgreens in only two weeks.
Growing the microgreens is perhaps easier than putting your origami skills to
the test. Once the greenhouse is folded to its functional state, owners simply
add seeds to the seaweed-based agar gel growing mixture,
close the top and hide in the dark for three days. After the darkness phase, the
micro greenhouse is then moved into the light for another seven to 10 days. Once
the little greens have reached their optimal micro-height, they are ready to
Microgarden kit is currently part of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, and has
already exceeded its campaign goal of €15,000 (about US$20,500). Kit pledges
start at €20.
those looking to populate their plates with more than just tiny greens, Infarm
will design and build a vertical farm capable of producing fresh greens year
round for €7,200. If all goes according to plan, micro-gardeners can expect
shipping to start in September.
can see the campaign pitch video below.
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