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Ludmil Egov
One world, one people.
 · Veliko TŭrnovoBulgaria
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Not all of us can be gardeners. But we all eat. Fact is, if you don’t grow your own, someone has to do it for you. Not a bad concept, but in reality, we’re on the losing end. A trip to the supermarket proves it. The lettuce is lifeless; the spinach is wilting and dark around the edges. You don’t dare to eat the fruit for fear of fumigants, fertilizers, pesticides and the like. We’re eating less and less of the healthiest foods on the planet — fresh fruits and vegetables. Where are the fruits and vegetables? For the most part, you’ll find them in the canned food aisle. No wonder kids grow up never liking their vegetables! Of course, you could shop at the health food store. But organic produce sometimes costs more than you can afford to spend.

Here’s where apartment gardening comes in. Every week a new harvest of fresh baby greens matures right in your own kitchen. No tools to buy, no big investment in garden equipment, no bugs or weather to worry about and no dirt. A handfull of seeds and 9 inches of counter-top space is all you need. Light is no problem — normal daylight is all you need. For such little effort, the possibilities are magnificent — 30 delicious varieties of fresh, nutritious indoor greens and baby vegetables, enough to feed the whole family.

This is what I want to make available to everyone on the planet, not just the developed countries. In my opinion sprouts and greens are the best food choice for the future generations - they are pure, organic and contain all the required minerals, enzymes and vitamines to keep the body in perfect health.

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Anton Voltchok
Software Engineer & Design Lead at Collaborizm
 · New YorkU.S.
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Solid project idea bud, best of luck!

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Jad Bouez
University of Miami Class of '14
 · ParisFrance
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Ludmil This is a very interesting idea. How would you propose to make this possible? From how you are describing this it sounds like genetically engineering either the soil or the vegetables itself to be able to grow in such conditions that provide the nutrients necessary without sunlight or the time it takes to grow it

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Ludmil Egov
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 · Veliko TŭrnovoBulgaria
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Hi!
I never did colaborizm project and posted this without expecting anything. Well if you read the story with my boy or google’d “Sprouts” you already know that sprouts and greens are miracle food. You need just clean, non-GMO seeds, which is easier and much cheaper to find than non-GMO food. Also by growing your own food you avoid the chemicals that today go hand by hand with mass agricultural production and end up in your body. Also, you can grow mushrooms in the sprouter (I just added a photo in the description)
And best of all, it consumes very little water and electricity about $3 per month in total.

I started making sprouters by request of friends, who liked our prototype very much. Then they showed it to others, they also wanted it and I ended up with over 2000 pieces assembled and sold to a network of friends. The feedback is very positive, the machine underwent numerous improvements and this makes me think it is truly a solution for people who want organic LIVE food on their table. And possibly life saver for countries like Africa - it can easily be converted to work on solar panel, since it operates on 12V DC (except the pump)

However here, in Bulgaria, the high government corruption and the lack of money (I barely make any living for my family) makes it IMPOSSIBLE to organise production in a larger scale.

I’ve been thinking to start a well planned crowd funding on website, like Indiegogo. But have no idea how.

Also, I could make it available to the world in a form of DIY (Do It Yourself) kits with detailed drawings and possibly video instructions. But this is also out of my possibilities.

That is why I decided to publish it here.

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