Category Archives: green innovation

Plant Link – Smart Embedded Gardening for Everyone

Plant Link, recently started to fetch funding on Kickstarter tries to make your gardening a little bit smarter than usual. The inventors of Plant Link promise that by using their smart plant monitoring device even the biggest plant killers get a green thumb.
Plant Link is a hardware device that monitors the water needs of your lawn, garden, or house plants. It alerts you on your iPhone when your plants need to be watered and can even water them for you, at least for a while. Plant Link is designed for indoor as well as for outdoor use, just put it  beside a plant you would like to monitor. Plant Link is then acting as the ‘Big Brother’ for your plants as it is configured and paired exactly for one type of your plants, as each family of plants has different needs. It is even possible to log into the Blog of your plant to see if they are doing well or not. Plant Link perfectly follows the actual trend of green gardening technologies.

With Plant Link the Internet of Things is definitely growing into an Internet of Plants as well 😉

Aquaponics Innovation and DIY Greenhouse Technology

Pierre Beauchamp, a young and successfull innovator and evangelist for greenhouse and aquaponics, who’s goal is to bring fresh and natural food production into urban environments. When Pierre Beauchamp was 15 years old he created an amazing aquaponics operation in a greenhouse in his families property in Auburn, Calif.

DIY Aquaponics Innovation by Pierre Beauchamp, source: Makezine.com

DIY Aquaponics Innovation by Pierre Beauchamp, source: Makezine.com

His aquaponics and greenhouse systems are so called closed loop systems that join plant production in combination with fresh water fish production. These aquaponics and greenhouse closed loop systems are great sources for fresh food production in future urban environments. Pierre Beauchamp was awarded the 2012 Sea World / Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Award and the Global Green International-Citizen Entrepreneur Award.