Gadgets: Grow fresh food indoors at home

grove ecosystem

Another new Kickstarter project, Grove Ecosystem, has successfully surpassed their targeted pledge.

The Ecosystem is a fun, beautiful way for you to grow fresh food in your home, all year long. Designed and built by engineers from MIT, the original target of $100,000 has now reached over $330,000 from more than 400 backers and with nine days left in their campaign, that amount will likely continue to grow.

Grove believes their indoor Ecosystem can spark a movement towards trust and ownership in our food system, and they envision a future where people source most of their food from local farmers, from outside in their garden, and from inside their home.

The Ecosystem is an intelligent, indoor garden that makes it possible to grow fresh, flavorful, and nutrient-rich food year round through fish, plants, and beneficial microbes to reliably grow delicious produce – including vegetables, herbs, and small fruits – in a space the size of a bookshelf. Through the mobile app, Grove OS, you’ll not only be able to control and automate the Ecosystem, but access decades of indoor growing knowledge which will in turn allow you to grow the healthiest, freshest produce for you and your family.