SekuraGarden - Hang it. Grow it. Eat it.
SekuraGarden - Hang it. Grow it. Eat it.
Now it's easy to transform your windows into usable garden space. Join us as we make gardening more convenient for everyone!
Now it's easy to transform your windows into usable garden space. Join us as we make gardening more convenient for everyone! Read more
About this project
The SekuraGarden uses your existing window structure to create garden space you never knew you had -- in every window of your home!
- Live in a small apartment?
- Need a great place to start your seedlings?
- Want to grow a year round herb garden?
- Need something easy to set up, customize, and remove?
- Want to contribute to your community by donating a SekuraGarden to your local school?
- Looking for a way to teach your own family about gardening?
Then the SekuraGarden is for you!
The support arms are one of the features that makes the SekuraGarden unique. They are extremely easy to use and go up in seconds. An adjustable foot moves freely along each support leg to create a perfect fit with your existing window trim.
Children love watching plants grow in their own home, especially if they planted the seeds themselves! We live in a world where many feel disconnected with nature and where our food comes from. The SekuraGarden gives you a tool so the whole family can experience a connection with mother nature that can be hard to find in our busy lives.
Are you an educator looking to have a SekuraGarden donated to your facility? Sign up to get in line HERE.
The shelves are just as easy to install as the upper supports. Steel cables descend from the upper hangers. A cable slides into the side of each shelf and locks into place. Installation is simple and you'll have your new garden space ready in minutes!
Once the cables are in place the shelf swings forward and suction cups secure it to your window. At this point the shelf is very sturdy and you simply add your plants!
Sit back and take a few minutes to enjoy this time-lapse compilation of beets, swiss chard, peppers, cucumbers, and more growing in one of our SekuraGardens!
Your SekuraGarden reward will include:
- The upper support legs that adjust to fit most window trim
- Cables to suspend your garden shelves from the upper supports
- Suction cups to secure your shelves to the window
- Two SekuraGarden garden shelves
If we are able to hit our stretch goal of $40,000 we can reduce costs enough to upgrade every SekuraGarden backer to THREE shelves! Three shelves are perfect to fill an entire window with plants and provide enough shelving space to start over 100 seedlings! Once you've backed us be sure to share with your friends!
We are developing a gardening curriculum meant to be taught over several weeks as the children watch seeds they planted themselves grow in their own window.
We had great success using a SekuraGarden in our local library. The kids loved planting the seeds and returned frequently to check on their little seedlings. After several weeks they took them home to plant in their own garden!
We would like to replicate this experience in as many schools, libraries, and homes as we can.
If you choose the SekuraGarden Education Pack as a reward you receive:
- A 2 shelf SekuraGarden (upgraded to 3 shelves if we hit our $40,000 stretch goal)
- 100 seed pods to plant your seedlings
- Our gardening curriculum
- a selection of seeds to plant in your SekuraGarden
Want to help a school or library get a SekuraGarden for their students?
You have two options:
- You select the teacher, school, library or other educational facility to receive your SekuraGarden. Don't worry about their address now. We will collect that information after the Kickstarter is complete before we ship the gardens.
- You buy a SekuraGarden for the next educational facility on our list. We are taking requests from teachers, schools, and libraries that would like to share the joy of gardening with children. Your efforts will make a huge difference in the life of many many children.Want to share the SekuraGarden with readers on your website or blog? Great!
We have already worked with manufacturers to design all the parts, have quotes in hand, and are ready to produce the injection molds we need. Once our project is funded we will hit the ground right away fulfilling your rewards!
Early 2014 - Frustrated with current methods for starting seedlings, Jake first came up with the idea of removable window garden shelving
Mid 2014 - First prototype created in Jake's garage completely made of wood
Early 2015 - Worked with a product design company to develop the idea further and work out some of the challenges
Mid 2015 - Jake's home office transformed into his prototyping laboratory complete with a 3d printer!
Winter 2015-2016 - Design finalized and successfully tested through the winter
April 2016 - SekuraGarden launched on Kickstarter
May 2016 - Kickstarter funded!
June 2016 - Injection molds built, parts ordered
July 2016 - Plastic part production and assembly
August 2016 - First round of SekuraGardens shipped!
The SekuraGarden has been in development for almost two years. It all began with my desire to grow our family's garden starting from seeds over the short Minnesota growing season. There were tables full of seedlings all over the house -- in the kitchen and even in bedrooms! Plus, as a father of four young children I was constantly trying to keep my little plants safe from overly curious toddlers. Not an easy task!
The first prototype was completely made of wood and was created in my garage. After months of brainstorming I developed a design that adjusted to fit most window trim and used low profile steel cables to support the shelves. But the work had just begun!
Over the last year our family's office has turned into my prototyping laboratory, complete with a 3d printer. Over time I've experimented with the design and worked with manufacturers to develop each part in a way that it can be produced in plastic injection molds.
It has been a journey to get to this point, but I have loved it and hope it is just the beginning! Thank you so much for checking out our project and joining us in bringing the SekuraGarden to windows everywhere!
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Risks and challenges
We have spent two years developing the SekuraGarden. During that time we have gone through multiple prototypes and designs before arriving at what you see today.
Significant behind the scenes work has been done along the way as we have created the SekuraGarden. Things like quotes for injection molds, pricing components like suction cups and cables, and making a plan for distribution once the Kickstarter has concluded have all been given serious planning and thought.
In spite of our best efforts to plan, sometimes the unexpected does happen. We believe we can get your gardens to you on time. It is our commitment to you that no matter what happens our backers will be the first to know.
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