P-Pods by Ponix Just Launched on Kickstarter!
Micro-garden your own greens, reds, and yellows year-round in whatever space you have
New York, NY. (August 20, 2013) - Ponix is proud to introduce the best environment for growing all kinds of herbs and vegetables in small outdoor spaces, especially where plants can be damaged by wind, storms, and pests. The concept design we developed is a rugged, compact plant pod that has been dubbed the "P-Pod" and will be easy to buy, easy to use, and easy to look at.
The P-Pods are mini-greenhouses that work in areas as small as 3 square feet!
With P-Pods, you can stop paying big bucks for wilted herbs, Styrofoam strawberries, and past-due peppers. No matter how small – or large – your space and no matter what the weather, you can enjoy healthy, home-grown produce any time of year.
Low-profile design withstands high winds & storms on balconies & roof tops
Double-wall polycarbonate panels provide excellent insulation and diffuse sunlight
Easy access to plants: flexible 2-way access panels - no swinging doors or lids
Protection from insects, birds, rodents and deer
Use for conventional soil gardening, semi-hydroponic, & fully hydroponic gardening
Lightweight and portable: Easy to assemble and disassemble - only 6 parts
Optional thermostatically-controlled heated irrigation system for year-round growth
WHERE to use P-Pods:
Small Urban Spaces: Balconies / decks / terraces
Rooftops: Residential / commercial / institutional
Restaurants: Proprietary herbs & greens
Schools: Ecology, Biology
Hospitals / Senior Facilities: Healthy food programs
Guerrilla Gardening (Ask us!)
Live healthier and eco-friendlier
Grow and eat fresher, more nutritious, organic produce
Grow specific selections of herbs and vegetables
Maximize the productivity of micro-gardens and urban farms
Use less water for conventional gardening
Save energy: fresh produce with no packing or transportation costs
Chris Wark, the President of Ponix designed the P-Pods after years of searching for ways to help plants thrive in all conditions. Chris is a mechanical engineer with 20+ years of multidisciplinary (mechanical, thermodynamic & electronics) engineering experience. For the past 12 years, he has focused on sustainable solutions in architecture and construction. He has consulted with corporations and universities, including Stanford’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) program.
When Chris moved to an upper floor apartment in New York City in 2009, the need to design and build a serious plant enclosure for small spaces literally hit home. His balcony became a test bed for early prototypes of the P-Pods.
Ponix launched the P-Pods on KICKSTARTER http://kck.st/174Mugc on August 7, 2013 and expects to deliver the first shipment in October of 2013.
HOW to learn more:
If you like the P-Pods and want to see them get made become a P-Pods backer on KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/174Mugc. For more information go to www.pponix.com.