Hy-Grow Industries

Jonathan Weekley
Hy-Grow Industries is developing a commercially viable, window-mountable hydroponic system for home production of vegetables & leafy greens
Hy-Grow Industries is developing a commercially viable, vertically oriented, window-mountable hydroponic system for home production of vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, peppers), leafy greens (e.g., lettuces, kales, chards) and herbs (e.g., basil, dill, cilantro). Our vertical hydroponic system integrates a customizable sensor system to monitor moisture, temperature, light intensity, pH, leaf area, etc.; providing real-time plant health and growth status to the user. Sensor data are available to home growers via a proprietary smart phone (e.g., iPhone, Android) application (App); allowing users to supervise and control their window garden whenever and wherever they choose. Beyond monitoring plant health and growth status, our App will promote the sharing of window farm related media (e.g., pictures, production progress/updates) via social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook); exposing our hydroponic gardening system to the friends/families/ acquaintances of customers. In addition to facilitating indoor gardening, our hydroponic system represents an educational opportunity for elementary school students, high school students, and adults. Real-time observation of the effects nutrient level, light intensity, temperature, pH, etc. have on plant physiology will provide an affordable, approachable, experiential learning opportunity.