Yes, You! Without you guys, this wouldn’t have been possible. Today we reached $25,610—THANK YOU! It’s truly humbling, inspiring and exciting to get this far with less than 60 hours to go! We have over 318 backers and over 1200 Likes in support of this project. You have validated our vision of creating a new kind of interactive green space and given us the opportunity to make this dream become a reality. We are eternally grateful that you have joined us on this exciting journey.
Over the last 37 days, we’ve had the opportunity to meet so many inspiring people. We’ve installed our prototypes all over NYC and received amazing press from well respected journalist from Treehugger, Core77, Wired Magazine and others. We are humbled and honored that our work connects to the larger issues found in modern cities and questions about sustainability.
This is just the beginning of making our grand vision of merging nature, technology and urban environments. We still have three days until our campaign ends. After your feedback and discussions over this last month, our ideas and ways to approach the project have just multiplied.
Our goal is definitely ambitious, but with additional funding it would enable us to develop some of these additional areas we have identified:
- We want to retool our shop in order to advance our prototyping capabilities and continue to develop our design possibilities. We are designers, technologist and builders ... the more resources, the more breakthroughs in our work.
- We would develop a grow-light frame that enables the growth of food—we heard this request from a lot of you and we think we can build it.
- We would further cut cable clutter in our units by purchasing wireless shields & sensors that connect to the Arduino microcomputers, instead of our current Ethernet cable based system.
- We want to research and acquire solar energy solutions that can be incorporated into our frame systems and try to get them off the grid.
Our goal is to eventually become a self-powered ecosystem, harnessing energy from the sun, wind and water. Every dollar we receive takes a step in this direction. If you believe in this vision, please feel free to make an additional contribution and continue to pass the word.
Just think of Plant-in City as bionic plant furnishings for the information age!!
Congratulations and thank YOU for getting us to this exciting point in our project.
Huy, Carlos and Jon
We want to acknowledge Jennifer Kashdan for amazing contributions in our KS Campaign. We also want to thank Dai Xuan Nugyen and Gabri Mercadente for their incredible talents. Dai Xuan Nguyen, produced an amazing collage of a large-scale Plant-in City Installation.