Our Passion

Unsere Geschichte

A sustainable journey driven by the desire to make organic produce more affordable

How our sustainable journey started

The initial idea was born out of frustration. I wanted to stop spending ridiculous amounts on organic food from stores and decided that I wanted to try gardening. As many have experienced, I got frustrated quickly as I didn’t really know what to plant or how to grow it. If I was lucky enough that my plants sprouted, by the time they were growing I had bugs eating holes in them or it took me so long to get it growing that the winter was approaching and I had to stop my efforts anyway.

All in all a frustrating experience to be honest. So I was thinking to build an indoor garden to support my family. This actually worked out to be much easier than I had thought. Take a look at our Build Your Own page to see how you can start, and see more details here).

Here I was now with this garden that finally grew but it took so much space in our house that my husband would get frustrated. 

Start of a Sustainable Journey

That’s how I had the idea to design the HydroArtPod. It solved several problems I had. For starters I hung it on the wall, so my husband had nothing to complain about :-). Secondly I made it pretty as I really did not want to have an ugly item to be hanging around my living room. Thirdly I made it easy to operate. Having two kids I had certainly no time to spend on growing my own food, therefore it had to be somewhat self-growing. So it would need less time on maintaining it than looking after our fish in our aquarium.

Hydroponics indoor gardening

Standing Above the Ordinary

The HydroArtPod is really unique in many ways, as it looks really stylish and fits so nicely into our living room. I like how green it looks in our lounge room. At night when I switch on the ambient light it creates such an amazing atmosphere. No other indoor garden I had ever seen had such features.

What was also really important for me was that it needed to be easy to clean. Trying to clean after two kids is hassle enough I thought and so I made sure that the design was done in a way that I can take pieces out and throw them into the dishwasher. Easy!

Making It Easy

I had seen many varieties of indoor gardens online. Most claim that they are smart because they have a floater indicating how much water is left in the reservoir or because it switches on automatically.

This wasn’t enough for me, because I wanted to avoid the guesswork of whether there are enough nutrients still in the water.  So I realized that I needed a truly smart indoor garden, one that has onboard sensors and tells me exactly when I need to get involved. I loved that idea because it meant that I did not have to even think about my HydroArtPod most of the time. 

Once a week or so it needed some attention and that was fine with me. Even then, I was cutting off some of the juicy leaves more regularly than maintaining the plants. I thought that was a pretty good trade-off.

Spreading the Word

After I realized how much fun it was to have my own indoor garden and how well it worked, I spoke to friends and realized that many of us are having the same feelings about gardening. Most of us do want to provide fresh food to our families from a garden.  However not many have the space, time, knowledge or simply the climatic conditions to do so all year around. 

Join Our Sustainable Journey

Many friends had asked me if I could build a unit for them, and therefore I decided that I wanted to do my part to make the world a better place and make it available to everyone who would be interested. I thought if we could manage to multiply those hanging gardens in more homes so many like-minded people around the world could enjoy the same benefits. As a result we all together could do something good for our environment by feeding our loved ones with home grown fresh vegetables and reducing the carbon footprint of food transportation.

What does your sustainable journey look like?

That’s how it started and I am hopeful that many will join the movement and get or build themselves an indoor garden to create a better future for our kids.  Let’s feed our family with healthy food that we have grown ourselves.

Your Sustainable Journey

Stop shipping food globally, start producing locally!

Every little Helps

Join the Movement

Get your HydroArtPod today or find out how to build your own. We would love to see you joining the movement of providing home grown food to your family.