growing fresh and healthy food at home has never been this easy. despite the sustainable benefits of distributing the food system, technology is always a costly and complicated factor. whereas, in new york city, people are working on lowering these barriers through an inexpensive, ecological, and simple product that allows anyone with a window to start growing their own food.

‘world’s smallest garden’



new york city based start-up, urban leaf, has launched an ecological product easy to use:

1) find an empty bottle

2) fill it with water

3) insert the ‘world’s smallest garden’

this design allows users to up-cycle their waste



urban leaf encourages repurposing and up-cycling, designing the product to fit into any standard wine, kumbucha, or cold brew bottle at home. additionally, the small amount of plastic is fully biodegradable so the plug can be composted into nutrient rich soil for future plants once you are done. the ‘gardens’ are currently available for pre-purchase on kickstarter at an early-bird price of 3 for $12.

it has everything a plant needs to take care of itself



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


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