To facilitate people eating fresh leafy greens and herbs in a way that reconnects people with their food, nourishes their body, is kind on the planet and encourages community.
To help people reconnect with their food and nourish their body while being kind on the planet
Explore food sharing idea
After various stories of home gardens experiencing feast or famine we wondered if there was a need for a food sharing platform specifically for home grown produce.
Back in research mode
While ultimately the food sharing idea was not viable, we did discover that home veggie gardening was a challenge for many. We started honing in on the problems of time, space and sustainability.
LivingPantry sprouts its first Prototype
We quickly discovered that hydroponics was a great solution. Hydroponic gardening systems require less space, meaning more plants can be accommodated, no soil is required, water is conserved and there is less labour involved!
Learning to grow
Part of the proposition we were crafting was around a subscription seedling service, so we needed to be able to grow seedlings reliably and on time
The seedlings would need to be grown hydroponically and in a controlled environment.
Trowel and error - Our second prototype
With a lot of hard work, we developed a prototype that worked! This early version of the LivingPantry was able to rapidly grow produce with minimal water use! Based on feedback from our early supporters, we re-designed the unit to better fit with furniture usually found on a deck or patio.
The feedback we received on the unit was it needed to look like a piece of furniture so that it looked in place on a deck or patio.
With the early prototypes we manually managed the hydroponic system, measuring the water condition daily and making adjustments as required.
If the system was going to be simple to use for everyone, all manual intervention we were making would need to be automated.
Continued crop development
We continued to develop protocols for growing different crops and finding which crops best fit our criteria.
We had learnt so much from using the first two prototypes and had discovered several areas for improvements. These improvements went into the design the Early Adopter Team units.
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