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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!

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I have to admit it, books that have pages filled with block upon block of black text on white paper are not the most appealing thing for me to look at. To be completely honest, it bores my eyes just looking at it and I am rarely tempted to read. I am more of a creative nature and need a visual stimulus to grab my attention.

Power of cooperation concept
Power of cooperation concept

Turning Over A New Page?

However I recently discovered e-books, something I thought would never really be a thing for me. I realized how easy it was for me to get the content I was interested in without having to actually read through the pages myself. So essentially these e-books are just made for me! Happy days.

Anyway, on my husband’s recommendation I listened to the book “Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter”. It’s not a storybook, it’s a motivational, organizational behavioural book. It deals with the different types of leadership and the impact this has on the people around us.

There are so many valuable lessons from this book that can really help you to feel better, and not just at work. One of the takeaways for me was when they shared an example about how to raise kids. If you have kids, you might share the same frustration. Every night you repeat over and over that the kids should get into pyjamas, brush their teeth and go to bed (and stay there!). That hardly ever works though, right? Getting the kids to bed was tiring and frustrating – the more I pushed, the less they listened. They thought it was a great game!

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Kids Are Smart and Will Figure It Out

Well at least for us we had room for improvement. The book had an interesting idea. It highlighted that the usual way we deal with kids is to tell them what to do. And what do kids tend to do in response? The opposite.

Why? Because they don’t want to give us what we ask of them, just for that simple reason. I think it’s their version of sport.

See, bedtime was MY show, I was the Boss, so it had become MY responsibility.

So the idea was to turn it around and make it THEIR show. Instead of telling the kids what to do next, rather we should guide them – by only asking questions.

We tried that night. It wasn’t easy. Barking orders is such an in-grained habit, and I really had to concentrate and fight the urge to TELL. But we hung in there and focused on only asking questions.

What we saw was amazing. They knew precisely what to do, and sure didn’t need to hear us telling it to them.

I asked: “What do you need to do before you go to bed?” And the kids shouted “Get into pyjamas!” Which they promptly and happily did. Hubby and I looked at each other. Beginner’s luck? we silently wondered.

We continued asking questions like: ”What do we do next?”, “How do we keep our teeth healthy?” etc. The kids were still playing a game with us, but this time it was THEIR game, and they loved winning!

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Can It Really Be This Simple?

While I admit we got some silly feedback to some questions in between, it worked remarkably well. It didn’t take long with this method until the kids developed a new routine. They knew what to do and were in control.

There were some hiccups, and we had to decide which battles were worth it and which to leave. We decided to keep them in charge, and make bedtime a fun game. Jumping back into Boss mode would just have squashed their enthusiasm. We decided, for example, that the occasional poorly-executed brushing was an acceptable cost for showing the kids that we trusted them to get on and do it. Seizing back control, while so easy to do, would just have taught them that it wasn’t really their show.

Soon we no longer needed to ask so many questions as the kids just started doing it by themselves. The result was happier kids, less stress for us parents and more time to read a story. The whole tone of bedtime had changed, and it became enjoyable family time. I’m not pretending it’s always easy but we now look forward to the pre-bedtime routine with them.

And They Slept Happily Ever After

Despite my initial skepticism, I was won over. The Multipliers e-book explained all the research that led to this and many other practical and powerful approaches to kids, colleagues, bosses (and husbands!). There’s a ton of great stuff in there, and I really do recommend the book.

If you wanted to speak to an expert (for a Multipliers session at your work, for example), I recommend you speak with Hazel Jackson, CEO at Biz Group in Dubai. As the GCC distributor for Multipliers, Hazel is a renowned expert.

I have no ties to the e-book or to Biz Group, I just like sharing things that have had a great impact for me. It’s a fun thing to try, maybe you want to give it a go too!

I’d love to hear your stories about how you have learned to convert potential battles into positive and fun experiences for your kids.

To be a success
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