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Turkey-based designer Nur Yıldırım has created the planTree, a hydroponic plant cultivator for growing organic food in future households. It allows you to grow organic food at home with less water and energy.
From the designer, “Designed for the kitchens of 2025 households, planTree allows to grow organic food from seed to plants. Seeds or seedlings are placed into pot-like cups that are filled with soil substitute materials such as rockwool or coco fibre. Water and nutrients are added to system, where they are circulated through plants. A simple interface lets user to set up values such as pH, moisture and light. Plants are grown and cultivated in a controlled microenvironment with water, nutrients and humidity.
Design allows cultivation of organic food at home with less water and more efficiently, saving time and energy. planTree was honored in International Design Awards 2011 with Silver Award in Kitchen Appliances Student Category.”