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Friday, February 28, 2014

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What If You Could Grow Fresh Organic Veggies & Herbs Right In Your Kitchen? You Can!

Team - 3:53 AM

By Alanna Ketler - collective-evolution

What if you could have fresh organic veggies, herbs and flowers that are grown year round with no chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers right in your kitchen? Thanks to Hyundai you can! This is a whole food lovers dream come true! The Nano-Garden is an absolutely amazing invention especially for people, like myself, who are living in condos, or in houses that don’t have much yard space.

The nano-garden somewhat resembles a refrigerator, and takes up approximately the same amount of space. It contains a hydroponic system, which means that it is capable of growing plants in a mineral nutrient solution, in water, without any soil, pesticides or fertilizers. The garden also has features that will allow the user to decide the speed of growth of the veggies and herbs by controlling the amount of light, nutrient supply and water. In addition, the unit will alert its users when it is time to provide the plants with water or nutrients. It also functions as a natural air purifier by eliminating unpleasant smells.


Most people do not realize that vegetables will lose about half of their nutrients within the first week of being picked. The food that you are getting from the supermarket will not be as nutritionally rich as the food you are growing yourself and consuming immediately after harvesting. Imagine how much more fresh and alive this food tastes. If you have or have ever had a garden I’m sure you have certainly noticed a difference.

Currently, Hyundai’s Nano-Garden is just a prototype and is not available for sale. They are currently working with the manufacturer to get these on the market as soon as possible. If you are looking for something to purchase right now, check out the Urban Cultivator, which is available now and it is also quite sleek and modern looking.

If you have the space to have your own garden or have access to a community garden, you should totally take advantage of that. Being able to grow your own organic foods is one of the best ways to opt out of the system and take control of what you are putting into your body as well as those of your loved ones. Imagine fresh, local organic produce at your fingertips. Gardening is a very rewarding hobby to take part in, it is such a great way to connect back to nature and directly with the Earth.
“In our society growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest one that can –and will- overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world- we change ourselves.”
Much Love

Sources:
http://urbanhomestead.org/
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/kitchen-nano-garden-hydroponic-hyundai.html
http://www.lovesfoodandart.com/hyundai-kitchen-nano-garden-urban-cultivator/

About the author
Hi, I'm Alanna! I have been a contributor with CE for about 3 years now and wow, has it been an incredible journey so far! I am passionate about animals and animal rights, I also enjoy writing about health, consciousness and I am very interested in psychedelics for healing purposes! Any questions? Feel free to email me: alanna@collective-evolution.com "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." -Jack Kornfield


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