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CounterCrop is the smart, self-contained indoor home garden that lets you grow great tasting greens right on your countertop!
CounterCrop is the smart, self-contained indoor home garden that lets you grow great tasting greens right on your countertop!
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Join the CounterCulture and take the first step in growing fresh, natural food right in your own home! 

CounterCrop is the best all-in-one home garden available anywhere.  It includes everything you need to grow and harvest lots of fresh vegetables and herbs right on your own countertop: Advanced LED grow lights, integrated Ebb & Flow hydroponic watering system, 50 dirt-free growing pods and an easy, smart remote control.

Simply add your favorite seeds, water, some liquid plant food, plug it in and press a button on the remote control -- CounterCrop will take it from there! Just sit back and, depending on what you grow, in a few weeks you will have fresh veggies to serve your family and friends.  You can even go away for a long weekend and your CounterCrop will continue to tend your plants so you come home to beautiful healthy food.

Help grow the new CounterCulture revolution -- get your CounterCrop now!

  • Sleek Design – It’s the modern way to grow your own food. CounterCrop’s clean lines and timeless look make it fit great on any kitchen counter. 
  • Clean, Controlled Growing – Forget the dirt. CounterCrop’s self-contained, dirt-free growing pods and advanced hydroponic system delivers water and light at just the right time. 
  • Advanced Light Technology – It’s the “high-tech” way nature intended. CounterCrop’s commercial grade LED lights are a game changer. They’re so advanced that they use biomimicry, which is a fancy way of saying they imitate daylight patterns and key spectrums of sunrise and sunset to help your plants grow great indoors. 
  • Foolproof Remote – Don’t think you have a green thumb? Now you do! Simply click the pre-programmed settings on your CounterCrop remote and the system will control the lights and watering for you. 
  • More Abundant Growth – CounterCrop helps you grow plants better, faster, stronger. CounterCrop has harnessed the power of horticultural science and LED lights to give you faster growth cycles and more robust, healthier plants so you can feed your family and friends!
 

We’re ready to take CounterCrop to the next level, and we can’t do it without you. Your funds will be used to:

  • Complete the engineering and prototype iterations and place the tooling orders. 
  • Finalize tool build-out and procurement of materials and components. 
  • Perform quality assurance and product validation. 
  • Begin manufacturing for the injection molds and molded parts. 
  • Finalize the assembly, packaging and shipment process. 
  • Bring CounterCrop to you!
*Stretch Goals will be provided only to backers who purchase one or more CounterCrop unit(s).
*Stretch Goals will be provided only to backers who purchase one or more CounterCrop unit(s).

CounterCrop includes everything you need to succeed at indoor growing: advanced LED light technology that boosts plant growth, a built-in Ebb & Flow watering system, 50 pods with our dirt-free growing medium, and a handy remote control that takes the guess work out of growing.

To understand where we are going, you should know where we’ve been. Here is a look at how CounterCrop has developed over time!

CounterCrop is run by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs, engineers and horticultural scientists. But, we are also passionate plant lovers. Our mission is to transform the way we think about our food, how we grow it, and to develop sustainable ways to produce food in the future. We're blazing a new trail, and we'd like you to join The CounterCulture revolution with us!

And we’re not stopping here. We want to empower you to grow your own food in your own home, and to inspire communities to create indoor growing facilities nearby. Together, we can change the paradigm of food production for ourselves and future generations.

The CounterCrop team thanks its partners and sponsors for their generosity and support.

Official Seed Partner

Official Plant Food Partner

Risks and challenges

CounterCrop combines cutting-edge solutions in several key areas: Advanced LED lighting, hydroponic plant growing, industrial design & manufacturing, and advanced remote control technologies -- but that’s what it takes to create the ultimate countertop growing unit!

Here are a few of the risks, and what we’re doing to ensure success:

Manufacturing:
From supply-chain logistics to tooling, quality control and assembly, expert knowledge is required to get it right. We’re working with professional manufacturers, who have experience with related technology solutions, to ensure that we hit our milestones and deliver the quality we all expect.

Product Design:
While we are very close to final production prototypes, ready to go to final manufacturing, we will certainly find small issues and opportunities to improve CounterCrop before we ship the final units. We will continue to work diligently to ensure that changes don’t slow us down too much, and that the final product is the best we can make it.

Fulfillment and Shipping:
Anytime a new product is being developed in the US, manufactured overseas, and shipped around the world, unforeseen issues, delays and bumps in the road will be encountered. We’ve tried to be realistic in our delivery estimates and promise to communicate throughout the process so you know what to expect and how it’s all going.

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    A BIG THANK YOU FROM COUNTERCROP. Every donation helps. Get project updates and a whole lot of love!

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    EAT WELL -- LOOK SWELL! You'll receive a CounterCrop Apron. Growing your own food never looked so good. Add $10 for international shipping.

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    STAY FRESH! You'll receive a CounterCrop Herb Saver and Herb Scissors so you can prune your herbs and keep them fresh longer. Add $15 for international shipping.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Get the CounterCrop for just $134 and receive one of the first full production units. Be the first to get your hands on a CounterCrop at the lowest available price (retail value $379-$399). Only available here on Kickstarter! Get your choice of a Black or White CounterCrop. Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    NEW REWARD! DONATE A COUNTERCROP
    Donate one CounterCrop to a deserving school! We've teamed up with Donation Match to help donate CounterCrops for Schools in need for educational purposes or for fundraising. Buy one for a school for $150 (or buy 2 for $300 using the $300 reward below, so you can keep one for yourself too!). Add $15 for US shipping. All schools are US addresses. Backers will receive notification with the list of recipient schools. No international shipping for this reward.

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    JUST ADDED! More EARLY BIRD SPECIALS – Wow, those sold out fast! We are still offering CounterCrop for a very special Kickstarter introductory price. Get one of these before they’re gone! Still major savings from retail! Get your choice of a Black or White CounterCrop. Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    Your support has been overwhelming! As a Thank-You, we’re adding some more awesome rewards — only $174.00! Please tell your friends too — let's break the record! Get your choice of a Black or White CounterCrop. Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    HAPPY GROWING TUNES! Get your choice of a Black or White CounterCrop unit at a great price and with an added treat -- a signed CD from ukulele maestro (and huge CounterCrop supporter) Jake Shimabukuro! Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL! Get your choice of a Black or White CounterCrop unit, delivered from one of our first production runs direct to you. With this Kickstarter-only reward, you not only save money (retail value $379-$399), but we’ll throw in a CounterCrop apron as well – so you can look swell, while eating well! Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    NEW REWARD! ONE FOR YOU, GIFT ONE TO A SCHOOL
    2 CounterCrops -- Get one CounterCrop for you and we will donate the other to a school in need. We've teamed up with Donation Match to
    help donate CounterCrops for Schools for educational purposes or for fundraising. Add $30 for US shipping. All schools are US addresses.
    Backers will receive notification with the list of recipient schools. No international shipping available for this reward.

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    DOUBLE DOWN! Get 2 Units for almost half off. Do you have a really big kitchen? A lot of really hungry friends? Get a CounterCrop for yourself and a special someone. Choose from Black or White color options. Add $30 for US shipping and $125 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $125 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    DOUBLE DOWN! Get 2 Units for almost half off. Do you have a really big kitchen? A lot of really hungry friends? Get a CounterCrop for yourself and a special someone. Choose from Black or White color options. Add $30 for US shipping and $125 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $125 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    FOUNDER'S CLUB! Join the CounterCrop Founder’s Club and receive one of the first hand made production units. These are PRICELESS units, only available on Kickstarter. By joining this special group, you get to be ONE OF THE VERY FIRST to have a CounterCrop (early delivery in March). Your initial feedback will help us make the future production versions even better. In addition, for these exclusive Founder’s Club CounterCrop units, you can choose your own laminate color/finish to be applied to the growing base: Choose from Black, White, Brushed Aluminum, or even Clear Blue (it’s so cool to watch the roots grow)! Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    VIP FOUNDER! Reap all of the benefits of joining the CounterCrop Founder’s Club, including early delivery, your choice of color finishes (Black, White, Brushed Aluminum, or even Clear Blue), AND ... wait for it ... a SIGNED UKULELE from Jake Shimabukuro! Happy Growing! Add $15 for US shipping and $75 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $75 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    FRIENDS & FAMILY SPECIAL! Four Units. One for everyone in the family -- no sharing required. Choose from Black or White color options. Add $60 for US shipping and $225 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $225 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    ULTIMATE RESELLER BUNDLE! 10 Units - buy more and pay less! Get your CounterCrop in Black or White. Add $150 for US shipping and $525 for international shipping (if it's substantially more than $525 you may need to pay additional shipping).

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    TRIP FOR 2 TO SAN DIEGO! Get two CounterCrop units (Black or White) and visit sunny San Diego! Includes introductory Aquaponics Class for two at EcoLife Conservation Foundation + 2 round trip domestic flights to San Diego (value not to exceed $1200) + up to $1000 in expenses. For those not wishing to travel to San Diego (or already in San Diego), prize includes two round trip domestic flights (not to exceed $1200) and the aforementioned items. Add $125 for international shipping.

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    VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE! Two Concert Tickets to see Jake Shimabukuro live on his US domestic tour + Backstage Meet & Greet with Jake + up to $2500 Travel and expense reimbursement + a signed Ukulele + CounterCrop (Black or White) production unit for your home! Add $75 for international shipping.

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    MEXICAN GETAWAY FOR 2 WITH ECOLIFE FOUNDATION! An unforgettable opportunity for you and a friend to travel to Mexico to experience the “Roar of the Monarch Butterfly Expedition” led by the EcoLife Foundation. During this all-inclusive trip, explore the forested mountains of Michoacán, discover the colonial cities, and relax in beautiful accommodations while traveling in a style unforgettable in itself. This experience will not only be balanced in nature and culture, but you will play an essential part in supporting the Monarch butterflies and local Purechepa people who live near the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Reward includes roundtrip airfare for two from the US to Morelia, Mexico (includes airfare reimbursement up to $2000 USD) + one CounterCrop unit + all-inclusive food and beverage + accommodations + ground transportation + trip and park entries. Trip dates: Feb. 15-22, 2015 or similar dates in 2016. Add $125 for international shipping.

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