Growing your own food is a revolutionary act, not to mention money-smart and healthy. I tell people this nearly every day. Like many green living recommendations, however, it’s easier said than done. Many of us live in small apartments, without access to open land. We work busy schedules and lack even the most basic farming knowledge. So what’s a would-be urban farmer to do?
The Aqualibrium Garden is a green gadgets designed with this conundrum in mind. It’s a closed loop aquaponics system, which in an of itself is nothing new. What makes it different is the size and portable design: it’s big enough to grow a substantial amount of food, yet small enough to fit into any city apartment. And it comes complete with everything you need to “set it and forget it.”
Like all aquaculture growing systems, the Aqualibrium Garden is designed to be a closed-loop ecosystem. “The fish in the self-cleaning aquarium in the bottom chamber of the Aqualibrium Garden provide the nutrients that feed the plants in the self-watering grow space in the upper chamber,” explains the designers.
Although the prototype Aqualibrium Garden is white, the final product will made of sturdy, UV protected, scratch resistant clear polycarbonate so as to blend in with any room’s decor. The lower chamber fish tank open or closed off using the removeable doors included with each garden (this is especially convenient for homes with curious pets or children). Up top is 2 square feet of self-watering grow space, enough to keep any family in greens 365 days a year.
The Aqualibrium Garden is currently gathering funding on Kickstarter. A $300 pledge earns you one of the first to be produced.