Kickstarter is a great resource for taking an idea and growing it into a viable business. I love it as an organization, and I’ve got involved in a ton of projects as a result. I’ve chipped in on everything from board games to books, but increasingly I’ve seen a bunch of plant-based projects launching on the site.
This is a round of post of everything that is active now…
CropSwap is an app that helps you swap excess produce, hyper-locally. That means fewer food miles and more food meters. It might also help you find growing buddies in your local area.
At the moment it looks like it’ll work best for you if you are in the USA, but it is going to be one of those ideas that benefit from more people getting involved.
If you don’t have space outside to grow, then Plant Indoor might be a solution for you. The Kickstarter is for an indoor, automated growing system that integrates growing lights as well as a watering system. It isn’t cheap, but if you want to grow inside and have a limited experience of making your own system, then it might be perfect for you.
The Happy Roots rainwater collection system is designed to sit in raised beds and planters and retain excess rainwater. The roots of the plant can then call on this water when the soil begins to dry out. It could be a great solution if, like me, you grow most of your plants in pots.
* * *
Is there anything I’ve missed? If you’ve got a great Kickstarter or Indiegogo then why not let me know about it. Get in touch via Twitter and I’ll feature it on the next round up.