Historically, humans have lived a rural lifestyle largely dependent on agriculture and hunting for survival. Only two centuries ago, in the 1800s, a mere 3 percent of the population lived in urban areas. By 1900, the number grew to 14 percent. Now more than 75 percent of the population in the United States lives in cities, and we are soon to be joined by China and India, which will have 50-75 percent of their (1 billion+) populations urbanized by 2050. This dramatic shift towards urbanization is a trend that tech companies and startups can help to address by creating products that bring the outdoors inside. One of these startups is Click & Grow, a company that has designed a Smart Garden for indoor gardening.
One of the main benefits of the Smart Garden is that the system is effortless and takes care of the watering (after you fill a water tank) and lighting through a set of LEDs. The soil is also unique, using a nano material that keeps the level of oxygen and PH ingredients at an optimal level, showing up to 600% more antioxidants than supermarket produce. The kit grows up to nine plants and does not use any pesticides, plant hormones or other harmful substances. According to the company, there are over 300,000 active users for their products.
CitizenTekk has partnered with Click & Grow to giveaway one free Smart Garden. To enter, click here. The winner will be announced on March 13th, 2017.