We are delighted to announce that Gardyn has been named to the TIME 100 Best Inventions of 2020 list in the Household category.
From TIME: If you want a garden but lack a backyard, consider a Gardyn instead. The AI-powered vertical indoor-growing system lets you choose from 32 fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs and flowers that will ripen right in your living room. Load the seedpods into Gardyn ($799, with an additional monthly fee for membership and seed delivery), and its companion app monitors light, humidity and soil saturation, keeping tabs on growth via cameras to let you know when the crops are ready. Getting kids to eat a salad is a lot easier when they harvest the greens themselves, so feel free to ask them to chip in and help nurture your new garden: founder FX Rouxel made Gardyn with parents (and the family dinner table) in mind.
This prestigious honor positions the Gardyn as the new paradigm in indoor gardening technology. Here are some key ways Gardyn’s innovation makes it easier than ever for everyone to grow their own food.
Gardyn is the first indoor gardening system to use hybriponic innovation, which recirculates water in a closed loop, reducing consumption by 95% versus traditional methods, and includes air and nutrient circulation as well as an optimal base in yCubes for root systems to flourish. Allowing the plants’ root systems to say separated makes the Gardyn entirely plug-and-play. It’s easier than ever to harvest just one plant and replace it.
Gardyn’s App Assistant Kelby™
Information from Gardyn’s high-definition camera system and built in temperature and humidity sensors are housed in the Gardyn app. Kelby™, Gardyn’s AI smart assistant, reads this information to provide timely guidance and support. Gardyn members can rest easy knowing that Kelby will monitor their system to optimize plant growth, provide helpful plant care instructions, and remind them of routine maintenance tasks such as refilling and cleaning the tank.
Gardyn firmly believes that superior design yields superior results. Some systems on the market opt for lower quality grow lights to reduce cost, but Gardyn does not believe in compromising plant health or nutrients. The long-lasting, full-spectrum LEDs deliver superior growth performance that won’t cause a big uptick in your electricity bill. The Gardyn app further allows you to create a custom lighting schedule that works for your lifestyle. The Gardyn columns are built from an FDA-certified plastic that shares a use in medical grade equipment and children’s toys. Not to mention the design of the Gardyn itself is a sleek and beautiful addition to any home that is both an efficient means of growing your own produce and an unforgettable conversation piece.
Better for You. Better for the Planet.
When our founder, FX Rouxel, first began conceptualizing the Gardyn, he was passionate that his idea to revolutionize the food supply chain be sustainable in every possible way. From our biodegradable yCubes composed of corn-based plastic to our commitment to sustainable packaging, Gardyn is designed from top to bottom to be better for you and the planet. As a company, we also pledge to donate 1% of our quaterly earnings to charities that are making a difference, with our first donation being to World Central Kitchen. Gardyn’s passion for sustainability led us to win Business Intelligence Group’s Sustainability Award for 2020. Growing fresh produce in your own home is now easier than ever, and is better for you, your family, and the planet.