California-Based Startup Prepares to Launch World’s First Connected AquaGarden
InnoGro is gearing up to launch their flagship product, a system that converts everyday aquariums into smartphone-enabled aquaponic gardens. Built-in sensors and equipment control gives the user complete control over their aquarium by installing the “floating” garden.
Aquaponics is a method of farming which utilizes fish waste to fertilize the plants, providing a sustainable ecosystem that is designed to require very little maintenance. “This removes the need for a filter, or the regular water changes fish-keepers are accustomed to. And our intelligent system provides presets and automation to make growing fresh food as simple and efficient as possible,” says founder Mike Brawner.
It’s estimated there are over 12 million households with at least one freshwater aquarium. “Even a very small portion of that will make a serious impact on the farming resources required to support a growing population,” Brawner says.
“Instead of the unsustainable and unhealthy practices used by large scale producers, we can grow fresh, organic produce at home using the fish waste we commonly throw away.”
Pre-orders will be available later this month at the company’s website, www.getinnogro.com