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Grow fresh food in your windows even during the winter without dirt! Hitting $200K goal gets them sustainably produced in the USA!
Grow fresh food in your windows even during the winter without dirt! Hitting $200K goal gets them sustainably produced in the USA!
1,577 backers pledged $257,307 to help bring this project to life.

Manufacturing Progress Report


NEW SHIP DATE

Since we last alerted you to the manufacturing delay, we have been working with the factories and our fulfillment center to determine a new estimated timeline for Windowfarms delivery. Our new ship date is August 27. Thank you again for your patience and understanding!

BE ON THE LOOKOUT
You will receive an email directly from Windowfarms, not Kickstarter. It will link you to your unique webpage where you will learn about your window’s microclimate and the kinds of plants you can grow. It is fun homework to get you prepared for your Windowfarm.

MEET YOUR MANUFACTURERS

Did you know that each Windowfarm is composed of forty-five parts? We want to introduce you to some of the amazing manufacturers here in the United States that are making your Windowfarms. Bob Bechtold’s company, HARBEC, is manufacturing the Windowfarms planters and water reservoirs using wind power.

Using giant wind turbines, HARBEC generates their own electricity and provides heating and cooling requirements for the facility. They have implemented many innovative solutions to conserve resources and utilize industrial waste. HARBEC has a goal of “no carbon footprint by 2013.”

HARBEC is located in upstate New York and is widely recognized as a leader in sustainability and environmental standards in the world of plastics manufacturing. You can learn more about HARBEC, and their commitment to environmental standards by visiting their website.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? CONCERNS?

If you need to get in touch directly with Windowfarms, the best way is to contact our staff member, Destiny. You can email her at destiny@windowfarms.org. As you guys already know, we are small team with a lot on our plates right now so it might take several days for Destiny to respond to your email, but she will get back to you!

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      The Windowfarms Project 2-time creator on April 26, 2012

      Hey guys! Thanks so much for all of your kind words and your patience.

      Nick, you can email me directly to update your shipping address at destiny@windowfarms.org.

      - Destiny

    2. Nick Smolney on April 25, 2012

      No worries about the delay -

      As a former video game producer, I can attest it's extremely hard to keep something with 30 moving parts on schedule. And if it's a choice of a better product vs. a shoddy one I'd prefer to have to wait.

      please let us know how we can update our shipping address if need be.

      Love the shots of the "office"

    3. Darrel Rogers on April 25, 2012

      Good things come those who wait.

      I'm sure some will be frustrated with the delay and your concerns are reasonable. One hopes patience and trust can guide us. There are always better choices in hind site, but I think it is appropriate to remember that this project has come to furition after countless hours of non-profit work by Britta and her colleagues. Ours school has watched windowfarms grow over the years and I have used the project in lessons with my professional students many times as an example of how socially responsible people can indivually create change both small and large.

      Launching a business is always fraught with unkowns having to tell thousands of contributors "please be more patient" can't be an easy thing. I am looking forward to the day when I can show many people a great product and a great site. Their choice of manufacturer appears to be well thought and well done.

      We wish you all the best:
      Darrel

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      Alex Farhadi on April 24, 2012

      The delay is not really understandable. I am sorry that I backed such a unorganized project.

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      Matt on April 24, 2012

      Thanks for the update, the delay is understandable and I'm anxious to start window farming!

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      PM on April 24, 2012

      Thank you for sending us this update. We understand how long production can take and are glad that you're working out the kinks and making it right the first time around. Please keep us posted on how production is coming along. We would appreciate updates before you ship these out in late August - even if it's just to say hello and say that you're plugging away. Thanks and take care.

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      Tabitha Borchardt (deleted) on April 24, 2012

      Awesome, thanks for the update guys. I'm still looking forward to getting my new windowfarm! :-) august is actually perfect because the outdoor season will be ending and I'll have something to do inside. Best wishes with production.