|Description||indoor edible gardens|
|Seed, 5/11 ||$80k|
Windowfarms are vertical, low-energy, high-yield edible gardens.
The patent-pending hydroponic systems are currently sold online in
the US & Canada. The company provides consumers, educators, and
food service businesses with attractive hydroponic systems, renewable accessories, and a shareable experience of growing fresh local vegetables indoors, even during the winter.
Growing food in a windowfarm brings people together in real life and online. Thus, the company has grown rapidly along with its global online community of 35,000+ at our.windowfarms.org. These windowfarmers share techniques, constraints of individual window microclimates, troubleshooting, curricula, recipes, d-i-y improvements, environmental impact assessments, and personal opinions on subjects ranging from energy use to childhood obesity.
Entrepreneur magazine named Windowfarms to its Top 100 Brilliant Companies in 2010, and to the Top 10 in Home Improvement, for a product customers describe as lush, trickling fountain-like sculptures, apartment green space, and living refrigerators. Appearances on the Martha Stewart Show, NPR, Good Morning America, and a feature in an upcoming PBS TV series drive nationwide brand recognition.