Test mit Miriam - 24 06 2020


The story behind the HydroArtPod — healthy, delicious, chemical-free food. Save big on your groceries. Easier than making coffee.

When people hear the word entrepreneur, they often think of someone daring and innovative, constantly taking risks and moving forward. We hardly talk about the ones who start small, with a little more than a dream and a lot of heart. 

This is the story of one such entrepreneur, Aline Pate. A story that will inspire anyone looking to start their own business or make a difference in the lives of everyone around them. Here is a story about how Aline began working on her invention, while navigating motherhood and being a wife.

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When I created HydroArtPod, I was frustrated with the quality of the plastic-wrapped food from the supermarket and often worried about how safe it is.”

This means that we have to find a way to increase food production by 110% from today’s level to meet the high demand for food as we currently know it.

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No green thumb

As a mother of two, a wife, and a successful entrepreneur from Germany, Aline wanted a way to guarantee that the food her family consumes is fresh and chemical-free. So even though she had zero experience with gardening, she decided to grow her organic greens in her backyard.


There is just something about the freshness of organic produce that just can’t be beaten. Nothing tastes better than something you’ve grown yourself. But starting a garden can seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? How much space do you need? How do you know which seeds are right, for what season? There’s just a lot to consider.

With Aline, every time she thought she was getting results, her tiny sprouts of green would have bugs eating holes in them. Sometimes, the growing process would take so long that she had to stop due to the unfavorable conditions of the seriously hot summer. She was clearly not getting the results she wanted.

Kicking off the Sustainable journey

Aline did not give up despite her busy life as a mother of two. She certainly had no time to manage a garden or deal with the challenges that came with it. So if she was going to make her wish of growing fresh, organic greens herself come true, the process had to be somewhat automated and require less time and effort than a regular garden. 

Aline wanted to build something beautiful enough to put inside her home and not have an ugly garden that takes up space.

She started researching sustainable living and ways to grow food indoors and learned about hydroponics — growing plants without soil, using only water and nutrients.

So in the past four years, after extensive research and testing out different materials and plants, she finally has a working, living indoor garden. All this hard work and dedication birthed an easy-to-use, very efficient, Smart, and elegant indoor garden system, a first of its kind.

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Imagine doing so with the help of an App that lets you track the health of your plants and harvest fresh food all year round, whether you have a green thumb or not.

Making it easy

Unlike most indoor garden systems, the HydroArtPod is a soilless, easy to maintain, and fully automated system that makes indoor gardening a painless experience.

Imagine being able to grow 100% organic, chemical-free fruits and vegetables right from your kitchen wall.

Living green art

I made the HydroArtPod look like beautiful, living green art so you can hang it on your wall and enjoy fresh produce forever. Thanks to its mountable design, it only takes up minimal space on your wall. So if you ever thought you needed acres of land to have a garden, think again.”

A green future we all can be part of

“It has been a beautiful and rewarding journey to build HydroArtPod. Everyone who has seen it in my home wants it. Something built out of frustration is now a way for me and my family to get our dose of a fresh supply of greens when we need them the most. To see the impact this product could have on the environment is humbling.”

If you are looking for an easy and efficient way to grow food indoors, look no further than the HydroArtPod! This groundbreaking indoor garden system is a must-have for anyone looking to eat healthier, save time, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve their overall quality of life. 

With HydroArtPod, you can grow your own chemical-free, fresh fruits and vegetables right from the comfort of your kitchen wall. Simply download the companion app to track the health of your plants, manage water usage, and enjoy a hassle-free gardening experience.

“I have successfully launched HydroArtPod on Indiegogo to help me bring sustainable living to everyone, and the response has been great. So don’t wait – get started on your path to sustainability with HydroArtPod!”

Join the HydroArtPod Community now to nab the best deal before the special launch offer on Indiegogo disappears – only till 20th May!


My hometown, it turns out, is special for more than just being my place of birth. When Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh visited what is now Perth, Western Australia, in 1697 he was surprised to discover black swans in great flocks. Well maybe surprised doesn’t quite go far enough.

You see, up to that point, no-one in Europe had even contemplated the existence of black swans. It’s like us first seeing elephants that are blue.

Does This Come In Black?

Today the term black swan has taken on a meaning of its own. In his 2007 ground-breaking book The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb described what makes an event a black swan: “First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly point to its possibility. Second, it carries an extreme ‘impact.’ Third, in spite of its outlier status, human nature makes us concoct explanations for its occurrence after the fact, making it explainable and predictable.”

Remarkable timing that the same year saw the global financial crash followed by the Great Recession. Taleb could barely have wished for a better example of a black swan event.

Today, many feel that we are living through another event of such rarity and impact that it too is a black swan. Certainly, with the hindsight that we all developed so rapidly in 2020, it was probably only a matter of time before life imitated Hollywood art with a major viral outbreak.

It’s Not Just Black & White

One prominent author has an optimistic take on it.  As a guest speaker in a recent online session hosted by Resonance, strategy advisors on critical environmental and social challenges, John Elkington describes seeing a swan of a different feather. His book Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism outlines how the COVID-19 global crisis is in fact leading to powerful positive shifts in the way we see the world.

A key enabler in this is the fact that changes are happening at a macroeconomic scale. It’s not being driven by any one business, market, sector, interest group or demographic. We actually ARE all in this together, and the rules of the game have changed for everyone. That presents us with a wide range of options, and maybe even some momentum, for making changes for the better.

Elkington describes the pandemic as “like a global x-ray”, illuminating the fault lines in our society and accelerating already-present trends.

So now we have the diagnosis, how do we move forward? Elkington offers a ray of hope: Resilience. Being able to persevere and adapt as the situation changes around us. He argues that the best way to build resilience is to develop regenerative approaches. A “regenerative” approach is one that restores, renews or revitalizes their own sources of energy and materials.

Remember: changes that would have seemed beyond contemplation a couple of years ago have now arrived.

Yes But What Can I Do?

Elkington describes the opportunity to change how economies work, to be more sustainable. The world sure needs big solutions.

I would add that each of us can also adopt regenerative approaches even in our own home.

Let me ask you a question: Look in your fridge – how long ago was your lettuce picked and packed? If your spinach had a mileage clock on it, what would it say? What’s stopping you from adopting an approach that reduced the mileage down to say 15 metres?

Is your first instinct to list the reasons why not? (time, growing kit, knowledge, space – have I missed anything?) That’s an understandable reaction. What would it take to adopt a regenerative approach to sourcing your food?  Only you can answer that question for yourself and your family. But given the magnitude of the situation in front of us, we have to ask: If not now, then when?

It’s a small and simple step, for sure. First we need to stretch our vision, and only then can we stretch our capabilities.

Maybe that swan we’re seeing isn’t black, it’s actually green.

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