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The first garden that allows you effortlessly sprout edible herbs, nuts, and microgreens in just a few days.
The first garden that allows you effortlessly sprout edible herbs, nuts, and microgreens in just a few days.
725 backers pledged €92,156 to help bring this project to life.

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Smart Garden: Your smart garden for fresh & local superfoods

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Cell One is a self-growing garden that enables you to harvest fresh and tasty superfood right at home.  

Everyone wants to eat better. Most struggle to master their daily nutrition. Designed for a healthy lifestyle and a simple life, with the Cell One we aim to create the most effortless indoor garden solution. Along with a plant-based nutrition guide based on sprouts and microgreens, Cell One will empower you to meet and sustain your nutritional goals. 

Most indoor gardening systems lack the size and ability to grow a substantial amount of fresh food. We are focusing on sprouts and microgreens since they are rich in nutrients and have a short growth period. That's why when it comes to providing fresh, unprocessed and whole food, our smart garden is the most efficient and sustainable solution on the market for indoor gardening

Perfectly designed for your lifestyle and your health

Cell One is more than another shiny appliance into your kitchen. This is the foundation of a lifestyle designed to help you meet and sustain your personal goals: Whether that be weight loss, muscle gain, overall health improvement or even increasing your athletic performance: We want to bring the best food to your life! 

How Cell One works

First, fill the water tank and insert the pre-seeded biodegradable seed pod. The Cell One automatically adapts the lighting and watering cycles to ensure your sprouts and microgreens thrive. An intelligent system of irrigation, LED lighting, sensors, and ventilation controls the microclimate for ideal growth and taste. 

Automate Growing – Effortlessly grow food, and never kill a plant again

Seed Pod

You have a bright verity of pre-seeded and biodegradable pods for microgreens, legumes and grain sprouts.

Air circulation while sprouting is vital, and if the sprouts can’t breathe while growing - they can die. Therefore, it is critical that seeds are at an ideal distance from each other. In the Cell Garden Pod seeds are already placed in the best possible arrangement. 

  • The growth medium is made of natural, renewable materials, and are biodegradable. After harvesting the Cell Garden Pod can be thrown in compost bins, so Cell One is easy to maintain and keep clean.
  • No soil or additional substrates are needed for germination. All of the nutrients at the early microgreen stage come from the seed itself. This ensures each pod is perfectly clean, and ready to snip and eat.
  • To assure you the best crop we have selected high quality seeds that are organic, non-GMO and untreated (99% germinable). 
  • No experience required – Peel the top and pop 'em in!    

Save Money! 

Microgreens, up there with gold, saffron, and perfume.


What Cell One can grow

On three levels of the Cell One you can soak, germinate and grow various nuts, sprouts and microgreens at the same time. In three trays you can produce 15 different types of natural and sustainable superfoods.

  • In the top tray, with daylight and special LED light, you can grow microgreens such as radishes, alfalfa or broccoli. 
  • The middle tray is particularly suitable for growing sprouts from buckwheat, oats, chickpeas, lentils and mung beans. 
  • In the lower tray, rice, white beans or nuts can soak.
Produce 15 different types of natural and sustainable superfoods
Produce 15 different types of natural and sustainable superfoods

 WHY SOAK NUTS, GRAINS, AND SEEDS? 

Beans and nuts can contain substances that interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. The process of soaking and sprouting grains, beans, and nuts reduces the anti-nutrient content and makes them more beneficial to the body. Soaking all types of nuts makes them taste fresh like picked from the tree and popped straight into your mouth. Create raw food vegan desserts, that are delicious, nutrient-rich, and give you the best energy. 

Cell Garden App – monitor your garden health from anywhere

Optimize plant growth, monitor water and light levels and notice when it's time for harvest - with the Cell Garden App you always have everything under control. 

We have even created a clean, plant-based nutrition concept and an easy-to-use, free mobile Nutrition Assistant, based on sprouts and microgreens – the easiest way to get the nutrients you need.

In your Cell Garden App you get access to the Nutrition Assistant – whole food, plant-based recipes, shopping lists, meal plans and nutrition tips for a healthy lifestyle. 

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The mobile Nutrition Assistant is everything you need to make nutritious eating delicious and convenient, without any hassle. 


Sprouts & Microgreens - fast, delicious, and nutritious

Sprouts and microgreens are one of nature’s greatest superfoods. In a plants development, sprouts are the first stage and microgreens are the second.

  • The germination period of chickpeas is typically 2–3 days.
  • The growth period of broccoli microgreens generally is 4–5 days.
  • They are also packed with vitamins and enzymes to keep you healthy.

They are easy to digest, have a high biological value, rich nutrient density and – not to mention – fresh and tasty.

With Cell One microgreens thrive two times faster than typical.

Nutrient-Packed: Eat fewer greens, get 10x–260x the nutrients!

Researchers discovered that the microgreens contained four to 260 times more nutrients than their mature mother plant. 

So, eating just a handful of microgreens can get you the nutrition of a full salad.

Fuel your body with nourishing eating 

Our cookbook, The Superfood Assistant, is about enjoying delicious, nutritious food to help people feel their best. With this new book, we want to inspire people to eat more fresh, whole and real foods. You will discover delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner which are high in antioxidants and full of essential vitamins and minerals.  


Testimonial

Timo Hildebrand  Former German professional footballer

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Cell One Technology

Save space – Cell One has the size of a coffee machine  

Sprout up to six different plants in less than a square foot.

Product Design

Cell One has been through hundreds of iterations over 3 years, from sketches and ideas to cardboard mocks-ups, 3-D prints and prototypes, all leading to our fully operational model.  

Cell One symbolizes natural living and health, integrating itself in every room with its unique design. At the same time, Cell One is a silent object with an appearance not loud or overbearing. It's the perfect compliment to every kitchen!

Cell Garden has partnered with Graustich, a pro for twenty years,  and René Goetzenbrugger has been creating products and brands. He was awarded internationally several times, latest in 2018 when he and his team received the “German Innovation Award” – an outstanding achievement in Goetzenbrugger’s career thus far.

Product Engineering 

Cell Garden has partnered with Lemberg Solution Ltd from UK to develop a 3D-printed and fully assembled design prototype. 

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Our Story

Cell Garden is the creation of young visionary entrepreneurs who are on the mission to improve people's lives by clean and sustainable food, supported by smart technology to make these once-tedious tasks effortless.

We are three co-founders with different backgrounds and experiences. The passion for a healthy diet and smart, convenient technology drives us.

Marina Zeisler, (B. A. International Business & M. A. Business Development) is responsible for Marketing and Sales. She brings deep experience in General Management, Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Russia and China. After graduating, she worked in Corporate Strategy until she finally followed her passion for healthy and delicious food and founded Cell Garden with her co founders Joe and Alex. She combines the power of diverse perspectives and a broad range of thinking.

Joe Teips, our product engineer, has a Bachelor and Master in Mechanical and Product Engineering. He is the techie geek and has had the dream of a smart self-growing garden about the size of a coffee machine, which is well designed and fits in every lifestyle. He spent many years in manufacturing before he went to university. 

Alex Lier, our nutritionist, has a Master in Mechanical Engineering and has gained few years of experience in construction and project management. Nevertheless, he has a huge passion for nutrition and creating healthy and delicious recipes. He traveled a lot during his studies and collected much food inspiration from different countries. To gain more knowledge in food and nutrition he completed a degree as a nutritionist.

Since starting on our mission over three years ago, we have been supported by business angels, family and friends, the industry, universities, venture capital, and state funds. As an innovative-driven and knowledge-based start-up, we have been supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with the EXIST Business Start-up Grant during the preparation of the innovative technology.

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We are ready for full production with your support

We have been working on Cell One for over three years to create a connected ecosystem: our hardware, app, seed pod, cloud back-end, plant-based nutrition concept, and cookbook. The indoor garden you see in the video and the ecosystem around it is real, working prototypes. It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come, but now we need your help to start production and to bring Cell One into your kitchen. 

 What's next 

  • Refine our engineering in a step called "Design-for-Manufacture Engineering."
  • Create the tools required for mass production with our manufacturing partner 
  • Set up our first production run 
  • Run a test production of the alpha units 

Risks and challenges

Our experienced manufacturing partner will build Cell One. With production facilities in Germany, they understand every step from design to direct fulfillment.

We began collaborating with our manufacturer at the Engineering Concept stage and have been in extremely close contact with our Mechanical, Electrical and Production engineers along the way.

Our next step is to finalize the Design-for-Manufacture engineering. Our partner Helbling AG operates innovation centers in Switzerland, Germany, the USA, and China to support clients in developing the next generation devices as well as kitchen and home appliances from the first idea to market launch. Well-known companies such as Nestlé, Nespresso, Braun, Haier, Midea, Miele and Bosch trust in support of Helbling. Examples for the developed products are coffee machines, household appliances, power tools, and medical devices.

Helbling supports Cell Garden with the industrialization of Cell One from the prototype to the successful start of series production. "The industrialization of CellOne is part of Helbling's daily business. The project, therefore, is well plannable and involves no special risks," comments Johannes Eckstein, Head of Development at Helbling Technik.

We will then build the tools, get the final assembly line going, install testing equipment and do two more builds for stress testing before beginning production.

We believe that the risks described above are manageable, and we’re confident in our ability to deliver. We have the right talent and resources in place to meet our deadlines and get Cell One to you in time. Of course, we will be keeping our supporters in the loop and inform you of the progress. Join us on our journey!

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    Superfood Assistant (~ US $22.50)

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