Meet Your New Teaching Assistant

At Gardyn for Schools, we believe connecting kids to nature and fresh produce through hands-on, project-based exploration enhances their education and creates an appreciation for healthy living that will last long into their futures.

Gardyn’s ground-breaking technology is built to take the guesswork out of indoor hydroponic gardening so you can focus on what matters – your students.

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Little effort. Lots of learning.

Gardyn’s Hybriponics® technology is revolutionizing indoor gardening. Every feature is carefully designed to maximize vertical space so it only uses two feet of your classroom.

Gardyn engages your students at every level

Our device adapts to the full spectrum of STEM, Nutrition, Environmental and Entrepreneurial programs. By growing plants without soil, students see first-hand how they can positively impact their community.

Focus on teaching, not maintenance

Your AI Assistant, Kelby, provides 24/7 monitoring and alerts so you never miss a maintenance date or plant growth milestone. You also gain access to step-by-step plant coaching and a time-lapse feature to save those moments of excitement!

Gardyn engages your students at every level

Our device adapts to the full spectrum of STEM, Nutrition, Environmental and Entrepreneurial programs. By growing plants without soil, students see first-hand how they can positively impact their community.

Focus on teaching, not maintenance

Your AI Assistant, Kelby, provides 24/7 monitoring and alerts so you never miss a maintenance date or plant growth milestone. You also gain access to step-by-step plant coaching and a time-lapse feature to save those moments of excitement!

Set your schedule for worry-free school breaks

Use Vacation mode to pause your plant growth and never miss a harvest or maintenance milestone! Lights and water are controlled right in your app; customize to your schedule or let Kelby take the reins.

Experiment with over 100 varieties of herbs, fruits, veggies, and flowers

Each bundle starts with a 30-plant welcome set of customer favorites to help you get started. Each plant in our portfolio is carefully tested to ensure a positive growth and learning experience.

Set your schedule for worry-free school breaks

Use Vacation mode to pause your plant growth and never miss a harvest or maintenance milestone! Lights and water are controlled right in your app; customize to your schedule or let Kelby take the reins.

Experiment with over 100 varieties of herbs, fruits, veggies, and flowers

Each bundle starts with a 30-plant welcome set of customer favorites to help you get started. Each plant in our portfolio is carefully tested to ensure a positive growth and learning experience.

Our All-in-One Educator Bundles have everything you need to get started.

We partnered with educators to build the best, comprehensive kits to support your classroom through the whole school year. 
Click on a bundle below to see what’s inside!

Frequently Asked Questions

What grade level do you recommend for Gardyn?

Gardyn is for every grade! We work with preschool, pre-kindergarten, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, charter schools, and higher education. We have also partnered with homeschools, technical schools, garden clubs, school green house projects, childcare centers, Montessori learning, and youth enrichment programs.

Gardyn’s Hybriponics® works great with a variety of subject material and initiatives. For example, you can start by integrating Gardyn into your science, mathematics, environmental awareness, culinary, and agriculture programs. Or students can explore innovation through engineering, technology, and career education. No matter the subject, students enjoy the sensory elements of Gardyn – touch, taste, smell, sight, sound – it’s all there.

Learning with Gardyn also provides opportunities to explore entrepreneurial skills; students might start their own micro-farms or want to provide harvests to your community. By growing plants without soil, students learn about sustainable practices and the importance of conserving resources. The creativity is endless!

Yes! Kelby is our assistant meant to compliment your plant growth, though it is not a requirement. Kelby provides 24/7 monitoring, timelapse photos, vacation mode for seamless school breaks, and coaches your students every step of the way. For as long as you have Kelby AI, enjoy monthly shopping credits that will provide plants and plant food for your classroom.

Gardyn is designed for indoor growing only, and using only two square feet, the device is compact enough to fit any classroom. You’ll want to make sure your device has access to a power outlet, but you don’t need to worry about placing Gardyn near a window – the LED lights will take care of lighting for you! For maintenance, you’ll want access to a sink for monthly water tank refreshes and weekly top offs. If you select a bundle with Kelby, you’ll receive alerts when the water tank is getting low.

With Kelby AI Assistant, you can turn on Vacation Mode which will take care of your Gardyn’s light and water schedule while you are away. This will also make sure your device conserves energy so that you don’t miss a harvest or worry about maintenance while you’re away.

We offer several payment options, including a partnership with Affirm to allow flexible monthly installments. We accept purchase orders and card payments, and are happy to discuss any other payment needs you have. When you’re ready for a personalized quote, we include options to list your tax exemption status and budget so we can quickly meet your needs and get you growing with Gardyn.

The pump is quiet and will not disturb your classroom. There is a slight vibration in the water tank and you will hear a soothing sound of water flowing inside the columns. Gardyn’s default watering schedule is 3x/day for 5 minutes each over a 24hr period. During the first weeks of germination, the water schedule can be up to 15 minutes.

We typically recommend spacing the waterings out by at least 6 hours. Within the Gardyn app, modify the timing for both lights and water to suit your schedule – or let Kelby automate this for you. This means your Gardyn can run during or after school hours, whatever your preference.

Absolutely! Share Gardyn with your fellow teachers and districts. If they reach out, make sure they mention your name as a referral and you can receive a free Gardyn for your classroom! Learn more here.

Yes! Our columns vertical LED lights are strategically placed to allow large vining and fruiting plants that other systems cannot accommodate. For the best growth, we offer specialized trellis arms that support the largest and most fruitful plants. These snap on your Gardyn columns so your plants can continue to grow on either side of the column for added support, all the while maintaining a beautiful appearance.

Yes! All lighting and water schedules are customizable and managed through our free app. If you have Kelby AI Assistant, you’ll just toggle the lighting and/or water to Manual, and run with your experiment!

Yes! Every Gardyn comes equipped with two cameras, with one camera on each light bar. Every half hour, a still photo is taken and populates your “Live View” within the free app. When your Gardyn is powered by Kelby AI Assistant, over time you are able to view a time-lapse of these photos! Students find amazement and wonder in the time-lapse images. You can even share time-lapse images with other faculty, students’ caregivers, or anyone else! Rest assured, the cameras do not not record sound or take video.

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