This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 4 2018 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Introducing the EcoGarden
The EcoGarden is a combination of a smart miniature greenhouse and a self-cleaning aquarium. One intelligent ecosystem that is capable of growing a variety of fresh herbs and veggies all year round, without any prior knowledge.
We strive to making growing fun and easy, and accessible for everyone. The EcoGarden was created so you can monitor and control it remotely, and follow the whole growing process, from seed to harvest, right from the palm of your hand.
Become immersed in the growing process, and enjoy growing in a lively and
stress-reducing environment. Enhance your lifestyle with a living ecosystem and bring the marvels of nature into your home!
Eat better and live healthier, with the EcoGarden.
The unique growing method is known as ‘Aquaponics’. It is an ancient growing technique which uses the fish waste as the nutrient source for the plants, while the plants naturally filters the water which is recirculated back to the fish. A natural and effective way of cleaning your aquarium, creating the ultimate self-sustaining and resource efficient ecosystem where plants and fish live in symbiosis. It requires no soil or chemical fertilizers, and it’s totally free from pesticides.
You feed the fish, the fish feed the plants, and the plants feed you!
Never think twice about watering your plants or feeding your fish, the EcoGarden does it for you! With its integrated sensors and innovative technology, it acts on its own, or reacts to your instructions. Check the temperature, feed your fish, or simply notify it that you’re going abroad for a few days! You’re always just one click away.
Our vision is to help create a better and more sustainable world for future generations. We want to empower people to grow smarter and more locally, while reconnecting them with nature and enhancing their lifestyle. This idea of doing good and contributing for the better lead to the creation of the EcoGarden.
As the population grows and more people are moving into cities, we are becoming more distanced from nature and its life-giving benefits.
It’s hard to emphasize the importance and how much good nature does for our well-being. Study after study shows the significant benefits reconnecting with nature has on both our mental and physical health. People who are more connected with nature are happier, feel better and have more meaning in their lives. Caring for a living thing also gives us a purpose and is rewarding.
In order to reconnect people with nature and empowering them to grow smarter, we combined technology and nature in a seamless way. Bringing nature to you.
Being surrounded by plants has shown to increase memory intention by up to 20%. The incredible effect of plants in the home and the workspace can also help stimulate the mind, boosting your performance and mental health.
In times of crowded urban living, busy schedules and work stress, perhaps an aquarium can contribute with an oasis of calm and relaxation. Take a break from your daily tasks and pause for a moment.
When young people are exposed to the beauty of nature and its life-enhancing benefits, they will want to enjoy it and save it - now and in the future. This creates awareness and a willingness for preservation. It also creates a mindset and a respect for the world’s already scarce resources.
Whether you are a tech savvy, interior lover, indoor grower, or simply want to bring life to your surroundings, the EcoGarden is for you!
Our mission is to make growing fun and accessible for everyone, and improve people's’ way of life. And it all starts with setting it up! :D
No green thumb or toolbox required. The EcoGarden is designed so anyone can use it. Just a few simple steps and you’re all set! User-friendly and minimal maintenance is what we strive for!
Smart LED Grow light
Armed with a light sensor, the EcoGarden will automatically adjust the light intensity based on the measured ambient light to optimize plant growth and energy efficiency.
Struggling to find the right amount food for your fish? Or do you have to rely on your neighbors to take care of your fish when you’re away on vacation?
With the automatic feeder, you can schedule it to feed whenever you want.
Interact with your ecosystem on a whole new level! Command it to feed your fish, ask for the temperature or simply tell it to turn off the light. Now That’s smart!
The dedicated mobile Ecobloom app (available for iOS and Android) allows you to monitor important values of your ecosystem. The EcoGarden connects to your Wi-Fi, so you are able to manage it from everywhere. Control your growlight, feed the fish, or just check how your fish or plants are doing, right from the palm of your hand.
By utilizing nature’s biological filtration power, combined with extra sponges and a water pump, the water gets cleaner than any other standard aquarium, reducing the maintenance significantly!
Occasional water changes help balance the ecosystem and allow for a more beneficial environment for the fish. We recommend a water change of approximately 20% twice a month, which will take you no more than 5 minutes for each occasion! And thanks to the many filters in the EcoGarden, a 15 minute cleaning session is enough to do once a month! Simple as that!
And don’t worry, the app will let you know when it’s time to do so!
The fish waste is naturally broken down from ammonia to nitrate (organic plant fertilizers) by beneficial microbes, supplying the plants with the nutrients they need. This recirculating process is up to 95% more water efficient than conventional farming.
A natural and sustainable way of producing food!
Place your EcoGarden in the living room, hallway or kitchen, its minimalistic and unique Scandinavian appearance makes it stand out anywhere.
Even in cafes or at the office, the EcoGarden contributes with its beautiful design and creates a lively impression. Grow fresh herbs for the best dishes, cocktails, smoothies and more.
The EcoGarden can store up to 24 L of water, which is sufficient for many types of fish and other aquatic animals. Depending on your preference, the number of fish will vary. We recommend 1 Betta fish, but if you prefer to have a few fish, we suggest keeping 2-4 Zebra Danios or Male Fancy Guppies as an alternate pet choice. You can also put snails, shrimps, crabs, and a lot of other fish in there. The general rule to remember is the 1" of fish per gallon rule (2.54 cm of fish per 3.78 L of water)!
For tropical fish it’s highly recommended to also include a heater which will keep the water nice and warm for the (slightly spoiled) good-looking tropical fish!
Too much to remember? Well, good thing the app will guide you and recommend the amount that is right for you! And you can simply pick up your fish at the local pet store, where you’ll also be able to get more suggestions on the type of fish based on the recommendations. Choose between a variety of beautiful water creatures and watch them thrive in the ecosystem.
Grow up to 6 plants, all year round. Or place any herbs that you purchase directly in the system to keep them fresh for a long time. Grow whenever you want, wherever you are.
All our packages include duty fees, VAT tax and 75% of shipping costs.
The core team brings together wisdom and experience from several diverse backgrounds. Besides that, we're fortunate to have advisors, partners, and investors who are contributing their capabilities, networks and wisdom to help us maximize the positive impact.
We believe in the power of combining technology with nature as way of empowering people and enhancing their way of living, while providing them with the tools to help contribute to solving some of today’s global challenges. Educating people about sustainable farming, and showing that growing your own food can be fun and easy. That is, and always will be, our mission.
Hamza (co-founder) pitching Ecobloom's vision
Many generations of prototypes and almost 2 years of testing lead to our final product design. Created for optimal ease of use and enjoyment. Tested, co-created and validated with consumers.
The very first prototype, back in 2016
We love to apply hands-on and agile development approaches to come up with the best design solutions.
3D printing components for the prototypes
With great support from our partners, we are able to rapidly develop the EcoGarden and bring it to our backers successfully.
We have done our part and now we need you! Starting the production process requires substantial investments and we can only get it done with your help. If we hit our goal we will be able to start production and ship the EcoGarden to your house. And Kickstarter is a great platform for allowing this to happen! Are you part of the journey?
Risks and challenges
With over 3 years of growing aquaponically, and a shared passion in design & technology, we have worked hard with testing and validating our concept. Our strongest asset is the team, consisting of engineers and experts, all with a different background and area of expertise ranging from product design and user experience, to business and manufacturing! We have also a strong relationship with our manufacturing partner and renowned partners.
That said, we are confident that we will bring a successful product to the market, and that every user will feel the same.
When things come up, we promise to keep you well-informed and pledge to fix things quickly and to our backer’s satisfaction. Believe us, you’ll be the first to know!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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