An Urban Farmer in Your Kitchen

July 20, 2010 by

Toyota is designing green roof technology and now Hyundai is getting into the urban agriculture act: Nano Garden, by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Gromo, is a hydroponic vegetable garden for the urban apartment kitchen.

Silver winner of the Fast Company Idea Awards, the Nano Garden’s got one up on Mother Nature. Instead of reliance on the unpredictability of sunlight and rain to feed the plants, Nano Garden’s built–in lighting promotes plant growth while water via your apartment’s plumbing quenches the plants’ thirst. Users control the amount of light, water and nutrient supply, setting growth speed. And don’t panic, it’s organic:  no need for pesticides or fertilizers thanks to the hydroponic technology. Nano Garden alerts users when water or nutrients are needed, and also functions as a natural air purifier, eliminating unpleasant odors. Goodbye green grocer, hello apartment farmer.

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10 Comments »

  1. Georgia said:

    If a mini fridge (for eggs and dairy) is incorporated into the next version, I’m sold.

    — July 21, 2010 @ 17:15

  2. Eco Mama said:

    Ooooooooh I would LOVE this.
    xo
    Eco Mama

    — July 25, 2010 @ 22:46

  3. Kimberly said:

    where can i get one?

    — August 29, 2010 @ 13:19

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    I also would love this! looks good and effective!

    — June 13, 2011 @ 05:54

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    looks very nice i have to tall you! thanks!

    — July 17, 2011 @ 11:13

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