We are building office farms: Your smart community garden for the workspace. We enable offices to green their workspace and employees to grow fresh edible plants like microgreens, herbs or lettuce for their lunch or as a snack. Through our unique plant scheduling, we make sure that the farm always looks green and that employees can harvest weekly (e.g. up to six lettuces a week). Our farm is also fully automated, all it needs is refilling every once in a while. Users also have full overview over all the stats and sensor readings, and are also able to adjust settings like light schedule to
their liking. We offer the farm in return for a monthly subscription. With that we want to create more joy and fun interactions in the office and bring the concept of urban farming closer to the people.
Our ideal target group are medium sized offices with between 10-30 employees and some sort of kitchen that allows for meal preparation or heating. They are established businesses that aim sustainable and innovative.
Our development process was naturally lean as we starting testing early on. We started with different farm prototypes to understand how to grow plants hydroponically. Following that we did a design sprint where we ended up with a paper prototype of our office farm (see video). After successfully installing our first funtionning office farm, we are now collecting feedback to improve the next iteration of the product.