Brand New Windowfarms- Vertical Food Gardens by The Windowfarms Project — Kickstarter

About this project

Learn, Share, & Grow With Windowfarms

Windowfarms let you grow fresh vegetables at home by taking advantage of natural light and climate control indoors. The roots are bathed in nutrients from the sea, preventing food plants from getting root bound (as they do in traditional soil filled containers). You get healthier roots, and fresher, more nutritious vegetables without dirt in small spaces. 

By bringing edible gardens into living rooms and kitchens, you learn about where your food comes from while eating the freshest produce available.

We are offering Classic One-Column Windowfarms that can be hung or stood at a reduced price as an additional enticement, and to help us meet our production minimums. Normally, our One-Column Windowfarms cost $119.95, but if you buy on Kickstarter, you will get it for just $99 (plus shipping and handling).

Order your windowfarm today, and join our 22,000+ global community members at to share your growing experiences. Conversations center on identifying the “micro-climate” of your windows and finding a good match amongst the huge varieties of herbs, greens, vegetables, fruits, and medicinals available. You can also choose a reward that includes nutrients and baby plant delivery of our favorite, well-tested varieties to ensure that your Windowfarms are always producing fresh herbs, greens, and other edibles. 


The new Windowfarms systems are made from environmentally friendly plastic and wire. The new design allows us to offer Windowfarms at a greatly reduced price, down from $249. It just snaps together, decreasing the assembly time from a full day to about ten minutes.

We are so excited about this simplified and lower cost option because it will allow us to include people in the windowfarms movement who just want to focus on the growing part. We believe in the power of our community to change the way that people grow and eat food.

If you order before November 30, you’ll receive your Windowfarm in March 2012

Holiday Gifts

Our new Windowfarms will not be ready to ship by the holidays, however, if you are pre-ordering as a gift, we will send a personalized welcome-to-the community card to your loved one before December 24. The card will include a link to a personalized webpage for his/her windowfarm. Your giftee will be able to begin customizing the page and learning about his/her window’s microclimate, going through Windowfarms 101, selecting plants, and meeting other windowfarmers. It’s like the Facebook game, Farmville, but tastier! By the time the windowfarm arrives, your loved one will be ready to grow for real!! 


One-Column Classic Windowfarm $99 + shipping/handling (US & Canada) comes with:

International version does not include timer & pump but does include shipping (see FAQs below)

Four-Column Classic Windowfarm $269 + shipping/handling comes with one special, slightly larger air pump that runs all four columns and one timer. All other parts come with 4X the quantity.  

Baby plant and nutrient rewards come at several reward levels. Some are for one shipment, others are for multiple quarterly shipments. Each shipment includes:

– Organic and natural sea-derived nutrients from Botanicare’s Organicare line, enough to last for one or two crops (about 4 months) and a measuring dropper.

– Disposable water testing strips.

– Baby plants, aka “seedlings,” raised by our chef-turned-hydroponic farmer partner, Greg Graft of Grateful Greens. You will have an opportunity to select your plant mix from a variety of fine herbs and salad greens after the campaign closes. Common varieties include: Genovese Basil, a peppery watercress, perfect-caesar romaine, red leaf lettuce, tangy red-veined sorrel, lolla rosa lettuce, arugula, rosemary, thyme, oregano, stevia, mint and much more. We are always trying new varieties.  Seedlings are about 3-4″ tall and their roots are grown in hydroponic root cubes. You just nestle them into the clay pellets and turn your pump timer on! You can harvest from the same plant for 2-4 months depending on the variety. 



If you order before November 30, you’ll receive your Windowfarm in March 2012.

One-column Windowfarm: Please add $15 within the continental US, $19 for Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska. International shipping included in the International Reward.

Four-column Windowfarm: Please add $35 within the continental US, $42 for Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska. Not available internationally. 

Baby plants and nutrients cannot be shipped internationally because of customs restrictions. See below about other ways to start your plants internationally. 

NEW YORK RESIDENCE  Unfortunately, Windowfarms will not be available for pick-up locally as the fulfillment will be done at the location where the new product are being manufactured.  Please add shipping cost to your pledge.


The pictures of the Windowfarms systems are of prototypes. Small changes that will improve your experience may occur before you receive your Windowfarm! Please contact us if you have questions.

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