Startup Weekend company My Green Space has launched an Indiegogo Campaign in an effort to raise $20,000 to empower Vancouverites to grow their own food in any space at home.
Living in cities we are moving further away from our connection to nature and the environment. As urban spaces become denser, our lifestyles get faster and more competitive with space coming at a premium. The knowledge of where our food comes from and how to grow is being lost as we increasingly do our hunting and gathering from a supermarket.
My Green Space went on to win 2nd place and won office space at Launch Academy as well as legal fees to incorporate their new company.
But what if you could enjoy an abundance of fragrant herbs or the crisp sweetness of a carrot straight from home? This is a distant dream for many of us. Where would you even begin? There are countless books, blogs, articles, types of plants, planting charts, how to know if you are doing the right thing, and worse – a wake of dead plants in your trail.
This is daunting for most and enough to scare any novice away. But it doesn’t have to be.
UBC alumni Michael Moll and his team are building My Green Space, where you can create your own garden in any space – no experience required.
1. It’s easy; go to mygreenspace.ca and answer one question – how much space do you have?
It can be as small as a window-sill, a simple patio, or a spacious backyard. My Green Space creates a 2D map of your garden where you can drag and drop the food you want to grow based on ideal plant placement, your climate, and the current season. They will help you fill your garden and let you know what plants grow best together.
2. Once you have designed your own personal garden, they ship your selections straight to your door, whether it be seeds or a complete kit.
Their mission is to cover 100,000 acres of urban space one garden box at a time.
To get there, you can support them on their Indiegogo campaign to help raise $20,000 to make Green Space a reality.