About this project
Watering is the biggest challenge for growing healthy plants at home.
Take the guesswork out of growing your own fresh, nutritious herbs and greens with Let’s Patch! Our lightweight, self-watering Patch Planters are user-friendly for kids, grownups and, well, everyone! After a soft launch with our local community and a bunch of elementary school classrooms, we have come up with the perfect formula for fresh, healthy herbs and greens every time. With your support we can go from beta to mega, bringing Patch Planters and a healthy, sustainable food source into more homes around the world.
When it comes to food, if you grow it you will eat it. Especially with kids.
Imagine if we all started to grow even just a small amount of our own food. Think of how this would benefit our health and lifestyle. Imagine 20 years down the line if kids started growing their own food now. Our current food systems are broken. Let’s Patch it up! Our low-tech, self-watering Patch Planter makes growing good food easy peasy. Come on everyone, Let’s Patch!
Inside the Patch Planter
The Science: Patch Planters ‘self water’ by using a technique called sub-irrigation that allows the water to moisten the soil through capillary action and keep plant roots healthy and growing. Think sea sponge.
The Dimensions: Each Patch Planter is 12”x 6”x 6”, holds 4 litres or 1 gallon of soil and 2 litres or 0.5 gallons of water in the water reservoir. Folded down and flat-packed, Patch is only 12”x 6”x 1” which makes for easy and affordable shipping and storage.
The Material: The Patch Planter body is made with Tyvek, a high-density and durable material which has all the properties of paper, film and fabric. It’s fully recyclable, washable and stain resistant.
We need your support!
In order to go from beta to mega, we need to take our manufacturing process to a whole new level. That includes:
· Upgraded materials, such as switching from wood to bamboo for the batten pieces
· Longer-lasting reservoir support made with injection mold pieces
· New large-scale manufacturer with higher minimum quantities
All this adds up to a sizable chunk of capital required. We’re looking for you to support our move from a local prototype to a product that has the potential to influence urban agriculture and provide a sustainable source of food for the future. This is where you come in!
When you buy a planter from Let’s Patch you are enabling change. When you grow your own food with Let’s Patch you are joining a movement.
Be part of our healthy and delicious future – Let’s Patch!
Risks and challenges
Let’s Patch was created in early January 2012 and since then we have tested our product from every angle. We reached out various demographics, such as elementary schools and food bloggers, to give them an opportunity to try the Patch Planter for themselves and provide valuable feedback.
We are extremely proud of our self-watering planter design. After working within our community and slowly expanding our reach, we are ready to take Let's Patch to the next level: we want to go global.
We need your help to make this game-changing method of growing food a reality and make a positive impact on communities around the corner and around the globe!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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