Let’s face it: Most people aren’t getting enough vegetables in their diet. The CDC even reports that only 1 in 10 adults are meeting federal recommendations.
So what’s the deal? What is holding us back from filling up on those leafy greens? For many people, the reason lies in price and convenience. In an era where we are always on-the-go, food prep is simply out of the question. And when processed foods offer a more calorie-dense option at the same price, it’s no wonder people are avoiding produce despite the potential health risks.
Helios Eos is here to offer a solution. Today, the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for GroFast, a compact planter box that makes a micronutrient-rich diet easily attainable.
The GroFast is a 3-part system made from FDA certified Food Grade Plastic. It is easy to set up, simple to harvest, and will not degrade over time like other “smart” indoor gardening kit competitors. Owners can grow anything from herbs to grains and vegetables, but if you’re really looking for the best micronutrient bang for your buck, microgreens are one of the best options for GroFast. Microgreens can contain up to 40% higher concentrations of nutrients than their larger counterparts. They are also rich in antioxidants, are easy to digest, and give your immune system a huge boost. Plus, they are a wonderful topping for sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
Over time, the GroFast essentially pays for itself since owners do not need to buy any expensive “seed capsules.” Regular ol’ seeds will do the job. Owners can also choose between traditional soil or a hydroponic grow pad.
Helios Eos envisions the creation of a safe haven where people can be well-nourished through diet while taking a recreational break close to nature. “Nothing matters more than living well, being well, and to be well enough to spend purposeful time with our families,” said Louis Lim, director & founder of Helios Eos. “[GroFast] is not just a product, but a movement to empower people with self-sustaining wholesome food sources.”
Helios Eos believes GroFast is the first step towards their vision where people can start their localized food source at home and people and nature can communally share spaces in cities without a destructive environmental spiral.
GroFast is available now for pre-sale on Kickstarter for $40.