Foodmap Greens Planter - Compostable Container for Growing Greens at Home
The Foodmap Greens planter is specifically designed to grow lettuces, greens, and microgreens. Leafy greens are so important for peoples diet and they are so easy to grow in the right environment, yet expensive and short-lasting in your refrigerator, not to mention a waste of water and resources to industrial farm. So we created a tool to solve the above problems.
Jon Wilson, Designer
Baby Greens Birds eyeBaby Greens
Easy to HarvestHarvesting Baby Greens
Foodmap GreensComes with Seeds and Soil
We were one of the first design collectives to make a modern home planter to grow food and we continue to stick to our founding principles to use sustainable materials and the form of the container itself and the logic of nature as design inspiration rather than gimmicks to make the best planter available for growing food at home.
Materials: Polylactic Acid (PLA) plastic made wholly from fermented sugar from starchy plants like corn or sugarcane. The material is 100% made from plants, renewable and carbon neutral. Although it functions almost identical to polyethylene and polypropylene, this material is compostable in aerobic conditions: they require a certain heat, humidity, and microbes to compost quickly. Many cities and counties have industrial composting facilities and we send instructions along with the planter on how to find a composter or will also offer to have it shipped back to us for composting. It is not the perfect material and doesn't solve all the problems with plastic, but its the best option available and we will continue to upgrade our materials for the product as they become available.
Biodesign water storage: Greens need a ton of water. We designed the Foodmap Greens planter with a water storage system that mimics how water is stored underground in nature in deep pockets surrounded by impermeable material so you don't get a swamp effect. Water moves to the roots as needed.