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A Micro-Garden that provides nutrition and economic opportunity and scales because it is virtually free

This micro-garden one has some additional advantages over some others: - it's almost free to construct from the refuse stream; so scales really well - it produces a fresh crop every 7 days or so - it needs only ambient light, rather than direct sunlight - easily moved to avoid theft issues - crops are easily tailored to tastes of local markets - fun, easy, low-maintenance - there's no dirt required; no fertilizer needed either - super flavorful and nutritious

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Doing something bigger than myself and creating value for others inspires me. Plus, I really love microgreens - so definitely a win-win :-)

I love that it's easy and fun, and overcomes many people concerns about having a "brown thunb". Super satisfying because you get fast results.
Awesome because you don't need dirt or costly fertilizers. A much more sustainable and feasible approach to getting vital micro-nutrients into kids brains when they are the grower and consumer.

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This is a very interesting concept, I like it. Is there a way to expand this to support the nutrition of a whole family so that they are able to eat well all the time?

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Hi Kyren - there is of course - it's highly scalable - and virtually no incremental cost except for the seeds - there are super high-density ways to grow these in stacked configurations - unfortunately I did not get much traction with IDEO. It surprises me - it seems like a lot of the winning proposals are very "fluff' and ethereal - this is one that is proven, costs almost nothing to implement, and produces results in a week...

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Exactly, the focus is unfortunately not on nutrition as just a sustainable source but only those that can continuously expand which can only be through it being the theory of nutrition and not through a practical food source such as this. I believe with the right support this idea could work just as well.