Verdeat has been created by individuals with a common goal; to contribute to better future for our planet and our well-being by taking small steps. Cliché as it may sound, today's world needs those small steps more than ever.
What is it?
Verdeat is an indoor garden system that uses soilless, organic plant cultivation. It smartly irrigates and provides nutrition to vegetables and herbs. Verdeat is an app-controlled system which is self-sustainable for 1-3 weeks. The amount of water, energy and nutrients used is adjusted precisely to the needs of the plants, without an unnecessary waste.
The system consists of modular trays with slots to plant the seeds along with a soil-free natural substrate (e.g. coconut fibre). Its unique universality and modularity also allow the growth of regular soil-based pot plants and microgreens.
Verdeat is manufactured in EU with 95% recycled materials.
With each purchase we will plant a tree and give you 3 tree seeds to cultivate in Verdeat and then plant in your neighborhood as a way of giving back to nature. Each unit (size L) is made from plastic waste weighing 10kg / 22lbs.
We’re the team that created DitoGear. For a decade we’ve been building professional devices for the filmmaking industry: from sliders to stop motion filming gear. Our solutions are used by big studios, music video creators and animation industry.
Working on film sets requires absolute precision and perfection - exactly like designing hi-tech devices. Even though gardening and filmmaking may sound like seemingly unrelated disciplines, the experience, gained thanks to DitoGear, and our passion for healthy lifestyle gave birth to Verdeat.
Ditogear went from a Startup to a globally recognized brand in less than 2 years. I am passionate about inventing and introducing products with a deeper meaning where the bottom line covers not only digits, but also the future of wellbeing locally and globally.
At Veardeat, we believe that what you save, saves you back. By going green and making making environmentally friendly choices, we have the power to influence. We do not wish to take a radical stance or to moralise. What we do want is to enable a positive individual action to take care of your own well-being and that of our planet.
To us at Verdeat, human well-being means healthy nutritious food that is produced with minimal harm to the environment. In large scale cultivation, the planet is exploited to maximise production through water overuse, pesticide use and plastic packaging. Producing too much food, in turn, results in food waste, soil infertility and deforestation.
In developing Verdeat we wanted to to make a small contribution to reverse negative trends. With Verdeat, each of us can make a positive impact by growing our own food in order to stay healthy and less affected by climate change.
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Risks and challenges
Verdeat is a new company and naturally risks and challenges are calculated in our plan. This way foreseen circumstances can be dealt with quickly and we have time to resolve any unexpected issues as they come. Fortunately, we are backed by our international experience in the production/shipping of high-class professional and world renowned film production equipment. Our sister company, DitoGear, is in the market for almost 10 years. Our combined knowledge and skills give us reassurance that we will deliver yet another amazing product to our customers.
Hardware development comes with a number of common difficulties such as finding competent production team, right suppliers or partners. Suppliers can miss a deadline, machines can break, incorrect parts might get sent or power goes out. On top of that failed customs clearance or a shipment might get lost. All that can cause shipping on schedule difficult or impossible.
Having that in mind we will make sure to prepare sufficient resources to keep the delivery according to plan and if any part of our plan temporarily fails, we will make sure to inform you about it instantly.
Additional Notes. Shipping outside the European Union may be delayed or canceled depending on your government's approval/requirements or import regulations. There may be additional duties, fees or taxes enforced by the authorities in your country.
Germination, yield, and time to harvest may vary. As with all plants, there are many variables that can affect plant growth.
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