Imagine...
a tiny journey you'll never forget.
Get your imagination caps on as we take you on this journey.
You are standing on a farm. The air is clean and crisp with crops spanning the horizon. Everything feels fresh and alive as the sunlight gently warms your skin. The green lush farm around you emits a feeling of health and longevity. Soak it up.
But... then... you notice buildings begin to appear on the horizon. As they move closer, the vast farmland shrinks, leaving you in a suburban garden.
You watch as families harvest small baskets of vegetables, preparing for their dinners that evening.
Then again... the garden begins to shrink.

The homes begin to expand, developing into high rise buildings; and the ground beneath you is now paved over. As you look up into the windows of the building before you—
there is a green glow of tiny farms seen in the windows of each unit. You continue to watch as families prepare for dinner by snipping greens from their tinyFarm sitting in their homes.

Seeing this vision brings back the feelings you experienced standing amidst the vast farmland. The security of fresh, homegrown food.

Let us bring the fresh feelings of health and longevity back into your home; and help you learn more about why this is crucial in today's world.
The lettuce in my fridge looks great, but it’s dead!
That healthful looking green leafy stuff in your fridge may not be as great for you as you think.
How could that be you ask? Well…Let me explain.
But first a brief ecology lesson.
  • Healthy organic soil contains microorganisms* or microbes
  • These microbes work to break down plant matter in the soil
  • This breakdown of vegetation creates humate deposits in the soil
  • Humate deposits are rich in the amazing fulvic acid and humic acids (also known as minerals)
*Soil microorganisms can be classified as bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, algae and protozoa. Each of these groups has characteristics that define them and their functions in soil.


So, how does this relate to my lettuce?
Right now, less than 4% of the soil in North America is certified organic farmland, and worldwide chemically based farming practices are continually polluting the soil.

This means the valuable microbes are being killed off by things like herbicides and pesticides, fertilizers, ultimately leading to mineral depletion. Without these precious microbes even re-mineralizing the soil is futile, as the humates and fulvic acid are still missing.


Ok, on to that lettuce finally!
Chances are it was grown in an environment that was lacking microbes, and thus the creation of humates and fulvic minerals are almost nil to very low. As a result, the lettuce is lacking in minerals even though it may look lush and green.

I get it, sick soil = means my lettuce is lacking

But what effect does this have on my health? And what’s this fulvic acid stuff you keep talking about?


Get Your Humates, or Get Sick!
World health at a glance.

It’s hard not to see that disease is on the rise worldwide. The cancer statistics are terrifying and it’s been announced that the life expectancy in the US has dropped for the first time in 22 years.

Here’s a stat: 100 years ago, 1 in 8000 was expected to get Cancer, today that number is higher than 4 in 10!

Scary or what!?

What’s causing all this? Well…there are many factors involved, but today we are going to talk about a big one.

Missing Minerals

Mineralization is defined as...
the process in which an inorganic substance precipitates in an organic matrix.
WHAT??

Yes, it sounds confusing but let me break it down for you. When it comes to mineralization in the body (ie, getting our nutrients), this is how it happens,

  • Inorganic substance are the minerals/nutrients you get from food or supplements
  • Precipitates is NOT rain, it’s just a fancy chemistry term used for ‘is deposited in’
  • Organic matrix in this case equals the human body at the cells

Mineralization or nutrition absorption is the process of minerals being deposited into your body and then get absorbed into your cells.

But they have trouble doing this on their own; that’s why today so many of us are deficient.

Minerals/nutrients received by your cells, are vital to health, and the link between disease and missing minerals has been proven time and time again.

But if ingesting minerals/nutrients alone doesn’t complete the mineralization process then how do we fix this?
Friendly Fulvic
This is where our humates (the fulvic and humic acids) come into play.
  1. The humates in the soil allow the plant to easily uptake nutrients and minerals from the soil.
  2. When we eat these plants, the nutrients come into our body and then the humates go to work.
  3. The fulvic acid adheres to the minerals, the Humic acid dilates the cell membrane allowing the minerals to easily pass through cell membrane allowing the mineralizing process to take place - at the cellular level.
Without the help of our friendly fulvic and humic minerals, we miss out on the minerals being properly absorbed by the body.


Not Your Footprint...Your FOODprint
The benefits of tinyFarming are more than just for your health.
What is a foodprint you ask?
It’s similar to the term ‘carbon footprint’ which you’ve probably heard in the past. Actually the carbon footprint of your food is part of your overall foodprint, however a foodprint encompasses much more.
Think about the steps it takes to grow a tomato in your backyard, driving to the store to purchase seeds or a seedling (think about all the steps it took to get these into the store), planting, watering, etc. If it takes this many resources just to grow a tomato in your backyard, think about the impact commercially grown food has on our environment.
This is your foodprint.
The modgarden helps you drastically reduce your foodprint by providing an environment where you can grow your greens inside your own home.

This cuts down on your foodprint in many ways;
  • it eliminates the transport of the food
  • it does not use vital land resources up
  • there are no harmful pesticides or sprays needed

You can become a tinyFarmer!
We’ve talked about microbes, humates, and the health benefits as well as minimizing foodprint, but how can you get it all?
Simple answer…. with your own personal tinyFarm
There are other growing systems out there but most use hydroponics.

Hydroponically grown plants may still have some minerals and nutrients in them; but without soil, humates and microbes our bodies cannot effectively make use of those nutrients.

And then there’s the taste, you can actually taste the difference of evocative food grown in tinyFarm versus in some other technology.
The tinyFarm is essentially your own self-contained automated growing unit, with SOIL.
And don’t you worry about that ‘brown thumb’ of yours, it contains a water reservoir and various sensors that will alert you when the tank needs to be refilled.

Very little maintenance is required on your part but you will be able to grow plenty of healthy leafy greens, herbs and of course nutrient packed microgreens.

Think about how convenient it will be to simply snip your homegrown, hassle free organic greens right into your salad bowl, without having to leave the house!

What can I grow in the tinyFarm?
You can grow almost anything in the tinyFarm.
But to get the most bang for your buck we suggest:
salad leafy greens, microgreens, sprouts and herbs.
Now how much bang can I really get for my buck?
The 3-level tinyFarm Floor model can feed you heaping portions of salad each week, with each planter holding about $25 worth of produce!
The tinyFarm can grow approximately $150 in produce in a month.
That’s a pretty big bang considering it only costs less than $6.00 per month to run.
Want a tinyFarm?
We are currently accepting deposits to get access to our first round of tinyFarm's. Get yours by making a $50 deposit below.
Or contact us directly - by pressing the blue message button on our site, or an email to contact@modgarden.com for more information
The easy-on-your-eyes tiny print (you're almost there)!
  • Your $50 deposit will act as a credit towards the purchase of your tinyFarm at our crowd-fund campaign (Fall 2017).
  • We'll give you ample notice for exact date of our campaign launch.
  • To guarantee you get a tinyFarm, please purchase your tinyFarm within the three day window we give you.
  • You can expect to receive your tinyFarm approximately 6 to 8 months from crowd-fund order!
  • Get ready to become a tinyFarmer!