If there’s one thing that environmentalists and developers agree on, it’s that greenery is a good thing. Foliage is an instant feng shui enhancer, not to mention its oxygen-boosting and mood-lifting effects. It can hide a hole in the wall, beautify a window box; the list is endless. For those that lack confidence in their ability to keep greenery going, hope is not lost. The Swedish company Green Fortune has created the Streamgarden as a fail-safe means of sustaining plants in your urban habitat.

The Stream garden utilizes hydroponics to cultivate a resilient and low-maintenance mini-garden. Hydroponic techniques are often utilized in extreme climates and non-conducive growing conditions (like NASA space stations). Taking them into your office or apartment, you no longer need to worry about having someone water when you are away. Instead of soil, the plants grow in tanks, where you only need to check the water level and refill approximately once a week. Every three months, all water needs to be changed out and nutrients added. More like a fish bowl than a flower pot.

View the website for info on Green Fortune’s Urban Cultivation efforts, environmental commitment and more images of Streamgardens.

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  1. Inhabitat » Blog ... June 22, 2006 at 5:44 am

    […] Last fall, readers went nuts over Green Fortune’s Streamgarden, a sexier-than-usual hydroponic pot system for growing plants indoors. Philips made a similar splash with their Herbarium design, but readers became frustrated to find that this design wasn’t available for sale anywhere. Herbi raises the bar for smarts and sex-appeal, and while its not in stores yet – it looks like its on its way in the near future. […]

  2. merle October 28, 2005 at 7:11 pm

    HI, anyone know how these are selling? Do they work well? How long have they been out and about? I live in the USA, so I have not really heard about them, but would be interested in any more info before I spend the money. thank you:)

  3. Hans September 22, 2005 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Brian!
    Hans from Green Fortune here, the makers of Streamgarden. I saw on our web page statistics that a lot of visitors came from here so I took a quick look by.

    Regarding the shelves, I have the story. Formally, I worked for a company named Snowcrash that developed these square boxes (they are all separate from each other, in the picture they are just stacked)in a product line named Getset. It was designed by Arik Levy from France. But the investor behind Snowcrash stopped investing, Snowcrash closed, and after a while some of the products found new producers. The remaining Getset stuff, together with Globlow lamps and a lot of other stuff, was bought by a company named David Design, Phone them on +46-40-300000, ask for Getset from Snowcrash (the square boxes, forgot the name) and also ask for a huge discount!

    I hope you like our Streamgarden as well! If you would happen to become a customer, please don’t forget to post pictures to our website!

    Best regards,
    Green Fortune


  4. kr September 22, 2005 at 1:06 am

    These look great! Too bad the only domestic retailer selling them will be DWR. I love DWR, but $198 for a Polyethylene pot and some nutrients? >-(

  5. Brian Sholis September 21, 2005 at 12:56 pm

    Hey Jill –

    Are you in touch with the company that makes these? If so, I’d love to know who made those bookshelves in the first picture! It’s a random question, but they look great, and with the extra shelf, they seem very useful too.


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