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Simone BarbonBy Simone Barbon
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Simone BarbonBy Simone Barbon
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Kigarden designs an innovative smart garden, QUATTRO,  to grow and harvest the best healing plants nature can offer, for the personal well-being and beauty.

In our fast-paced, human-centric culture, we’re increasingly disconnecting from nature. 

We’re losing touch with our vital connection to what can heal our bodies and minds: NATURE.  

Kigarden redefines the interaction between the human being and the healing power of plants, with a 100% natural smart garden that integrates design, green technology and botanical innovation.

Kigarden has a pedagogic view in discovering our traditions on botanicals world
Kigarden has a pedagogic view in discovering our traditions on botanicals world

Kigarden proposes a new experience of botanicals where everyone will be the first player of his own well-being. Even if you don't have a green thumb!

Thanks to kigarden you will discover all the advantages of fresh herbs with all the bioactive compounds preserved and without any risk of contamination. 

Why the name Kigarden? In the asian tradition, KI is believed to be the vital force of any living entity. With Kigarden we like to think that our plants help your body and mind to find a perfect balance of internal energy. 

Kigarden: best healing and natural plants
Kigarden: best healing and natural plants
Start your day with a powerfull tisane made with Fresh & Natural Herbs
Start your day with a powerfull tisane made with Fresh & Natural Herbs

We provide the technology, the material and the support to create a physical garden for the home-production of healing herbs that will befresh, without chemicals and specific for a wide range of conditions.  Everything is ready to go: just plug KiGarden in, plant the seeds and add water every few days.


Quattro components scheme
Quattro components scheme

We use only organic seeds non-GMO.
We use only organic seeds non-GMO.
Touch the earth to connect yourself with nature
Touch the earth to connect yourself with nature
Quattro Watering System is fun. We use ceramic properties to water the soil.
Quattro Watering System is fun. We use ceramic properties to water the soil.
Alfa-alfa plant
Alfa-alfa plant

Our philosophy is based on ORGANIC-GREEN. KiGarden is innovating the actual indoor gardening systems also developing a 100% ORGANIC product, with the application of natural materials. 

The product is composed by: a ceramic container of water, four clay pots, grow LEDs lamp, bio soil with nutrients, plant seeds, a depliant and all the instructions. 


Ki watering system: "The Olla"

For the watering system of the smart pot we adopt an ancient technology, the Olla, widely used by the Romans. The microporous material of the unglazed pots guides the liquid from the glazed base below toward the soil and the plants’ roots. This means an automated system with perfect humidity for the soil and a reduction of water consumption. 

A beautiful and simple watering system
A beautiful and simple watering system

The plant takes only the right quantity of water for growing
The plant takes only the right quantity of water for growing
Kigarden's water pot: four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden's water pot: four ceramic handmade clay pots.

The perfect Light:  Our lamps include the best LED growlights for indoor gardening, providing the ideal and useful light nutrition for the plants to grow and flowering, with a pleasant illumination for any indoor space. We worked for years to find a nice and good alternative to the common red and blue light.   

Optimized light spectrum for herbs - 12 hours day-and-night cycle - low energy consumption (6 euro of electricity per year).
Optimized light spectrum for herbs - 12 hours day-and-night cycle - low energy consumption (6 euro of electricity per year).

Organic Soil: our soil is 100% PESTICIDES FREE and ORGANIC. The plants have the right combination of water, oxygen and nutrients.

Kigarden Organic Soil
Kigarden Organic Soil

Seeds:  untreated, no hybrid and GMO-free seeds of plants coming from different curative cultures: the ancient european tradition, the indian ayurveda, the traditional chinese medicine and the native north american herbalism.

Scutellaria seeds
Scutellaria seeds
Alfa-alfa seed (Medicago sativa). The use of that plant can promote mental vigor
Alfa-alfa seed (Medicago sativa). The use of that plant can promote mental vigor

Kigarden has four wellness kits: ANTIOX, NO-STRESS, SLIM and AROMAKI.

You can choose the kit you prefer and keep it for a while before changing it!

 The Western lifestyle — with a stressing routine, poor dietary habits, high exposure to polluting substances — helps the proliferation of free radicals in our bodies. Those unstable compounds are the main cause of many health issues. Because of that, more than ever, we need to assume an extra bit of antioxidants, the molecular barriers to free radicals' damages.

The herbs of the Antiox Kit contain a broad spectrum of synergic ingredients that can support the antioxidant needs of the body.

To discover the other plants of AntiOx Kit go to our webpage:  https://kigarden.com/blogs/infos/antiox 

With the huge stress of each single day, it can be easier to feel overwhelmed and tired. A class of herbs called adaptogens can help relieve those feelings, providing support for nervous system health, so you can be at your emotional best. 

The herbs of the NoStress kit will be your natural booster if you need an extra bit of energy, memory and concentration.

To discover the other plants of NoStress Kit go to our webpage:   https://kigarden.com/blogs/infos/nostress 

Thousand of years ago in the land of the pharaons, healing balms made with local plants were used to maintain the skin’s youthful qualities. Beauty desire is a right, for everyone.  

The herbs of the Slim kit will be your natural help for a perfect body all year around.  

To discover the other plants of Slim Kit go to our webpage:   https://kigarden.com/blogs/infos/slim 


Enjoy the colours and the flavours of the Mediterranean herbs in our Kit AromaKi.
 

We selected the most powerful and tasty aromatic plants. You will grow fresh herbs plenty of natural antioxidants (such as phenolic substances), essential oils and vitamins. A concentrate of Ki energy for your health! Find our our unique plants. 

To discover the other plants of AromaKi Kit go to our webpage: https://kigarden.com/blogs/infos/aromaki 

Enhance your mental concentration in a natural way
Enhance your mental concentration in a natural way
In this infusion you can find all the active principles contained in the 4 plants. Use them is easy: warm water and only 3-4 leafs per infusion.
In this infusion you can find all the active principles contained in the 4 plants. Use them is easy: warm water and only 3-4 leafs per infusion.
Open our magic origami package and discover what is inside
Open our magic origami package and discover what is inside
Cultivate your personal medicinal garden at home
Cultivate your personal medicinal garden at home
Kigarden takes inspiration from the Medieval Hortus Conclusus.
Kigarden takes inspiration from the Medieval Hortus Conclusus.


A contemporary design and a product made by the best italian craftsmanship
A contemporary design and a product made by the best italian craftsmanship

You can chose the Kigarden you like most!

Kigarden White with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden White with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Coral with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Coral with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Cornflower Blue with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Cornflower Blue with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Pastel Green with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Pastel Green with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Vivid Orange with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Vivid Orange with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Amber with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Amber with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Light Grey with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Light Grey with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Caviar Black with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Kigarden Caviar Black with four ceramic handmade clay pots.
Pots colours: white, red and antracite
Pots colours: white, red and antracite
The ceramic base can contain up to 2 liters of water, which holds enough water for up to 3 weeks.
The ceramic base can contain up to 2 liters of water, which holds enough water for up to 3 weeks.

Uno is the little brother of QUATTRO. It a natural ceramic single pot that uses as well the Olla system.

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UNO: single natural ceramic pot using the Olla system
UNO: single natural ceramic pot using the Olla system

We worked for two years to develop Kigarden. We conducted our tests in our plant partnering with an italian Research Laboratory.

3D model to check all the components
3D model to check all the components

Proudly a Made in Italy design, handcrafted by the best Italian artisans

Italy has a long tradition of handcrafting, especially in the ceramic field. Our philosophy is based on ORGANIC-GREEN and we love natural materials. We used ceramic first for its aesthetic qualities and mostly because it doesn’t release any toxic agents in the soil.


We Are Kigarden. From left to right: Marco, Giuseppe and Simone.
We Are Kigarden. From left to right: Marco, Giuseppe and Simone.
The best fresh herbs!!
The best fresh herbs!!

Meet the team!

The founders have different know-hows in the area of health, marketing and design.

Giuseppe Marson - herbal innovation director

Pharmacist, with five years experience of pharma R&D, natural remedies, product development and bio-entrepreneurship.

Simone Barbon - business & managing director

Specialist in marketing and business development, with ten years experience in digital marketing.

Marco Coletti - designer & artistic director

Architect, with seven years of international experience working for important firms in Italy, France and Spain. Focused on sustainable architecture, industrial design and innovation.

Device components: 

Structure: aluminium

Base: glazed ceramic

Pots: unglazed ceramic

Finish: mat varnished and white cable

Dimension (ceramic base): 28 cm x 28 cm  ( 11" x 11")

Weight (Empty): 4,2 kg (13 lbs)

LED lamp Height: 36,8 cm (14,49")

Length cable: 162 cm (63.8")

Water Capacity: 1.8 lt

Number of Pods: 4

Lamp

Light source: Energy-Efficient, Plant-Optimized LED

Energy consumption:  12 W 

Estimated lifetime:  60000 hours ( about 13 years )

What is Quattro? Quattro is a smart microgarden for indoor growing of healing plants (or whatever you want to grow), all year round.

What are the dimensions and weight?  The device measures  28 x 28 x 36,8 cm (11" x 11"x 14,49") and weighs 4,2 kg (13 lbs).  

Where does it ship? While our international rollout is in progress, kigarden's products are currently available in the EU countries only.

Does the LED growlight come with a timer or do I have to turn it off manually each night?

The smart garden comes with a 12 hours timer.

Where can I use it? Quattro is designed for indoor use 

How often do you need to fill the water reservoir? You'd need to fill the water tank once every 2-4 weeks 

Can I use my own seeds? For the smart garden we have chosen the best healing plants Nature can offer, however, you are quite free to try other vegetables, or herbs or edible flowers too! 

Which kind of plant fo you offer in the kits? In our kits we include only seeds of safe plants that can be found in EU food supplements (according to BELFRIT list).

I have a pets in my appartment. Are the plants safe for him? All the plants you can grow from the seeds of our kits  are not hazardous to domestic animals as you can check on US ASPCA ( https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants )

How long does it take for each plant to fully grow? Different plants have different life cycles. Aromatic herbs and leafy greens will start yielding four-six weeks after you plant them. Keep in mind that you cannot go faster than Nature! 

Do you have a guarantee? 1 year warranty on parts.

How can I clean and maintain Quattro? Quattro is designed for easy maintenance. The ceramic basin can be washed by hands with soap and water and the aluminium frame with a dry cloth.

What certifications do you have? Planned certifications: CE

If I have other questions, who should I contact? For any question, inquiries, suggestions, recipes, or congratulations please contact: hello@kigarden.com.

Bastet Katarzyna Gocek, architect & graphic designer

Daniele Rocco, photographer

Francesco Coletti, musician composer

Igor Pierotti, photographer & video director

Isabella Grandin, actress

Matteo Battellino, video-maker

Natalia Giro, actress

Nicolas Bellaiche , video producer

Valentina Marcon, graphic designer

All our handcrafts and business partners

Life partners, families, brothers, sisters, friends & of course YOU!

Also Eleonora of Tiziano Vecellio enjoys Kigarden :-)
Also Eleonora of Tiziano Vecellio enjoys Kigarden :-)

Risks and challenges

We are really pleased to launch this Kickstarter campaign and to ship Kigarden really soon to thousands of homes!

We have several working prototypes and dozen of different plants under our LED light, ready to bring natural health to your life.
Right now the biggest challenge is getting a prototype production-ready.
We're looking for Kickstarter's support to fund the manufacturing of the product and to build the best structure for the logistic and customer support.

Please contact: hello@kigarden.com if you have any questions, inquiries, suggestions, recipes, or congratulations to send.

COMMUNICATION

We will provide you with updates at least EVERY TWO WEEKS.
We are a 100% dedicated to you backers and will answer every question you have on the product.

WARNING

We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this project, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

DESIGN

We put a lot of work into designing and building the first prototypes. We know that there will be some constraints on manufacturing, production and shipping. This is the reason why it is possible that the design of the product will slightly change. However, we guarantee that the main look of Kigarden will not change, as well as the main functionalities.

We are very excited to launch this campaign.

Thank you very much,

Giuseppe, Marco e Simone

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