March 3, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Turn your empty wall or fence into a garden. It’s as easy to hang as a picture. It automatically waters itself and allows you to grow indoors or outdoors in any season. And here’s the real dirt (or not): it’s a hydroponic system.
Here’s How Farm in a Box™ Works
1. Attach one or several units to a wall or fence.
2. Place one of the specially designed Seed Pods into each opening.
3. Add water to the built-in reservoir.
4. Replace the cap
5. Grow your own food.
Farm in a Box™ automatically regulates the flow of water maintaining the optimal level of moisture. With its built-in water level indicator, you can easily check the water level. As plants begin growing, you begin adding EcoTech’s MagicGrow™ organic fertilizer to the water reservoir, which allows you to water and fertilize simultaneously and automatically.
The Farm in a Box™ shell is sustainably made from a blend of bamboo fiber mixed with recycled plastic. Although the product is still in the testing phase, EcoTech’s intent is to combine recycled ABS or PVC plastic with a 30% blend of repurposed bamboo fiber mixed with sierra resin (which takes five years to breakdown in a landfill.)
EcoTech hopes to create a shell that will be as free of toxins as possible, but until testing (for VOCs, etc) is completed, they can not state for sure what the final shell composition will be. All of the packaging, made from 100% post consumer content, can be composted.
One of the nicest features about this product: EcoTech envisions it retailing for less than $20.
Stay tuned in the next few days for upcoming post about EcoTech Studio’s big vision…