‘Smart Gardener goes Mobile’is about expanding our platform onto as many different devices as possible to make growing your own homegrown harvest fast, easy and now accessible anywhere.
Smart Gardener.com wants to build a mobile app that you can take with you into your garden (and to your local nursery) to help you plan, manage and grow your organic food.
We will be focused on the iPad, the iPhone and the Android phone for this project. What is Smart Gardener? With the increasing demand for local and organic food, Smart Gardener offers unique, technology-based tools and services from helping people grow food themselves to growing it for them. SmartGardener.com leverages custom technology to deliver completely personalized online solutions to help gardeners of all skill levels plan, grow, harvest and share the freshest organic food possible.
Some of our convenient tools to manage backyard, community, and corporate gardens are: easy to personalize drag & drop garden planning, emailed weekly To Do Lists integrated with electronic calendars, auto-tracking garden management journals and personal recommendations based on each user’s individual growing conditions, zip code, household size, and personal food tastes.
ABOUT US Since September 2010, Smart Gardener has been self-funded. This has been our passion, our work and our way of helping people become more self-reliant and healthier by knowing where their food comes from. Our hard work is beginning to pay off as we continue to receive amazing feedback, experience record numbers of users and, to date, become one of the three most popular gardening sites in the US.
Now we need your help. Smart Gardener is not a large company. We are real people who believe in using the power of technology to enable each of us to grow food together. Our big vision is to become a full-fledged “Plot to Plate” company. Along with gardens, we want to help people plan and care for chickens (SmartChickeneer), bees (SmartBeekeeper) and fruit trees ( SmartOrchardist) integrated all on one single platform. Smart Gardener seeks to become the trusted source for all your home organic food production needs.
HELP GROW THIS PROJECT Having a mobile version of our website that you can take with you into your garden, the local nursery or hardware store is a natural outgrowth of our vision. Implementing a mobile version of our web tools makes sense as the next step for our customers. We know from feedback that lots of current users out there want their gardens on mobile devices so they can better manage their gardens while actually in their gardens. The app will be a standalone and also sync to desktop Smart Gardener. This insures all information will be available at any time, at the desk or in the garden.
FUNDING THIS PROJECT It’s a pressing need. This project requires money now before next spring’s growing season begins. We need your help to make it happen. Please join in and support Smart Gardener by pledging to our ‘Smart Gardener goes Mobile’ Kickstarter project. If you've already pledged, please help us by getting the word out to everyone you know. HOW DOES THIS FUNDRAISER WORK? This Kickstarter fundraiser is all or nothing. If we don't reach our goal, we will not receive any of the donations pledged and your credit card will not be charged. If we do reach our goal (and we hope we do!) your credit card will be charged on the date listed when the campaign ends. On the right of your screen, you'll find a list of rewards for different levels of pledges. Please start ‘shopping’ and help us make our dream become a reality!
YOUR SUPPORT WILL ALSO ALLOW US TO… Make a significant upgrade in how you will be able to plan your gardens. We are focused on implementing a more fluid and rich process for you to build your gardens, drag and drop, and recreate more closely any kind of garden layout to meet your needs. New online tools will allow you to create a much larger variety of garden shapes and sizes; round, diagonal, you name it, along with the ability to resize plots or containers, to make your garden plan more like your real one!
Fans of Fungi $5
A delightful donation of $5 and you get a free version of the iPad application you helped fund!
Friends of Fennel $10 Includes all of the above plus a free Harvest Calculator "Smart Add On" for use on Smartgardener.com.
Ally of Arugula $25 Includes all of the above plus a free Vertical Gardening "Smart Add On" for use on Smartgardener.com.
Sustainer of Spinach $50 Includes all of the above plus the free Garden Management Bundle "Smart Add On" for use on Smartgardener.com.
Supporter of Squash $75 Includes all of the above plus the free Berries "Smart Add On" for use on Smartgardener.com, and the very stylish Smart Gardener Market tote.
Contributor of Collards $100 Includes all of the above plus the free Shade, Shapes and Succession "Smart Add On" for use on Smartgardener.com, and the very snappy Smart Gardener T-Shirt.
Patron of Potatoes $250 Includes all of the above plus a very appealing and practical Smart Gardener gardening apron.
Ambassador of Asparagus $500 Includes all of the above plus three of our very favorite gardening tools (a surprise) from our partner Peaceful Valley (groworganic.com).
Elite d'Eggplant $1000
Includes all of the above plus our garden expert Franks Tozer’s latest book The New Food Garden.
Premier of Peppers $2500 Includes all of the above plus our partner Baker Creek latest book The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally and a Basket of canned Goodies from the gardens of Smart Gardener.
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Premier of Peppers
Includes all of the above plus our partner Baker Creek latest book The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally and a Basket of canned Goodies from the gardens of Smart Gardener.