You might know Hyundai as a car brand, but the company also has a very creative Engineering department that designs other products as well. With their Nano Garden Concept, Hyundai won the 2010 Fast Company Idea Awards in the category commercial and industrial products.
Grow vegetables in your own kitchen?
The idea behind this innovative concept is simple; what if you could grow vegetables in your own kitchen?
The Nano Garden is an indoor garden made of glass. It’s a controlled environment that’s perfect to grow vegetables, herbs and even flowers. There’s an built-in light and watering system that controls the interior conditions. The machine lets users know when to provide water and other nutrients.
Because it’s no larger than a standard fridge, it fits in every kitchen. Additionally, it acts as a natural air purifier for your home. This means that the Nano Garden can help prevent unwanted odors. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Hyundai Nano Garden stayed only as a concept at the moment. But idea is used and similar machines are made by other companies. Check Urban cultivators option in the internet. Usually they are still pretty expensive for average household. Read this review on urban cultivator, I think it is an interesting point of view.