The Noocity Urban Food Cycle - Part 2 - The Composter

Transform your food scraps into organic compost to auto-fertilize your Noocity Growbed!

The Noocity Urban Food Cycle - Part 2 - The Composter

<p> <img alt="Thank_you_all_for_the_support-1447445733" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251596/Thank_you_all_for_the_support-1447445733.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>We are Noocity Urban Ecology! We are driven by our belief in resilient and healthy living in modern cities…which is possible, people just need the right tools.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Primeiraimagem_instala__omatosinhos-1443484050" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236459/PrimeiraImagem_Instala__oMatosinhos-1443484050.jpg"> </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p lang="en-US"> This campaign is supported by the Accompanying Award 2015, of the <a href="http://cap-lehub.com/" target="_blank">CAP! Agency.</a></p> <p lang="en-US">  </p> <p> We’ve been on crowdfunding before. In February 2015 we successfully launched our first equipment, the <em><strong>Noocity Growbed</strong></em>, an efficient and modular self-watering urban gardening system. Easy to assemble and maintain, it allows you to plant a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and medicinal herbs anywhere.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>But what if your garden could create its own nutrients?</strong></p> <p lang="en-US">  </p> <p lang="en-US"> Thanks to your support, we're back to invite you to our next project: the <em><strong>Noocity Composter</strong></em>.  </p> <p> During our extensive research to make the Noocity Growbed a truly practical and efficient equipment, we evaluated and tested a number of possible accessories to give you the option to set and complexify your "balcony's food system" according to what do you want to cultivate, with the space and time available and even according to the climate of your area.</p> <p> Watch a quick demo on Self-Watering</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FmuLu9Cd8v6k%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmuLu9Cd8v6k&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FmuLu9Cd8v6k%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> One of the good ideas that emerged was to integrate a vermicomposter to the system, making the Noocity Growbed a self-watering and self-fertilizing urban gardening system. This accessory will transform your food scraps into sustainable organic fertilizer for your Noocity Growbed, creating the ideal environment for healthy and rapid plant growth.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Noocitycomposter_feature1-1443516212" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236577/NoocityComposter_feature1-1443516212.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> A container placed in the center of the Noocity Growbed stores your food waste.  </p> <p> When you add earth worms, they will break it down and produce what is known as vermicomposter, a very high quality organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. The worms' digestive enzymes also add beneficial microbes to the mix help creating perfect soil for a healthy plant growth.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Noocitycomposter_feature2-1443516237" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236578/NoocityComposter_feature2-1443516237.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Noocitycomposter_1-1443517497" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236590/NoocityComposter_1-1443517497.gif"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVENT´T MET THE NOOCITY GROWBED...</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Noocitycomposter_2-1443519434" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236620/NoocityComposter_2-1443519434.jpg"> </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>NOOCITY GROWBED AT A GLANCE</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="20150218102406-nodocitygrowbedfeaturesandtechnicaldetails-1443517338" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236587/20150218102406-NodocityGrowbedFeaturesandTechnicalDetails-1443517338.jpg"> </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150407014158-campaign_gif_1-1443517603" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236592/20150407014158-Campaign_Gif_1-1443517603.gif"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>A VEGETABLE GARDEN ANYWHERE</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Noocity eliminates the barriers to urban farming</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Lack of Space</strong></p> <p> Especially developed for urban agriculture, Noocity Growbeds are suitable for any type of space and can be used individually or fitted together in different combinations depending on the space available.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150309132753-growbed_pedrolemos_2__1_-1443387000" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235911/20150309132753-Growbed_PedroLemos_2__1_-1443387000.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Lack of Time</strong></p> <p> The Noocity Growbed <strong>is self-sufficient for up to three weeks</strong>, solving common problems such as excess or insufficient watering and drastically reducing water loss through evaporation or drainage.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150222124004-noocitygrowbedsipthumbnail-1443387741" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235913/20150222124004-NoocityGrowbedSipThumbnail-1443387741.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Lack of Guidance</strong></p> <p> Education is a key role in demystifying its practice, bringing urban citizens closer to nature. We've dedicated time to creating and sharing exclusive teaching materials about vegetables and the basics of organic farming and other sustainable practices. Best of all, they’re free.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150309132724-press_kit_en.pdf-1443387146" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235912/20150309132724-Press_kit_EN.pdf-1443387146.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The Noocity Growbed Is:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Versatile and Modular</strong></p> <p> Easy to assemble and to maintain, it allows you to plant a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and medicinal herbs anywhere (verandas, patios or rooftops).</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150309140151-growbed_pedrolemos_1-1443387819" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235914/20150309140151-Growbed_PedroLemos_1-1443387819.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Is Self-Watered</strong></p> <p> Besides it only need to be <strong>watered once every 3 weeks</strong>, it consumes up to <strong>80% less water </strong>than conventional cultivation systems.</p> <p> Watch a quick demo on Self-Watering.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FNB8ReWSS4wI%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DNB8ReWSS4wI&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FNB8ReWSS4wI%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe>   </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>And now that we present the Noocity Composter, it becames Self-Fertilized</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Noocitycomposter_thumbnail-1443515618" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236570/NoocityComposter_Thumbnail-1443515618.jpg"> </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Your vegetable garden is simple</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150305162851-tech_details-1443518763" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236604/20150305162851-tech_details-1443518763.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Setup in 5 easy steps</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150309144922-output_6mlmxp-1443518854" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236607/20150309144922-output_6mLmxp-1443518854.gif"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FjJNBrjQGuek%3Fstart%3D6%26wmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed%26start%3D6&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Ft%3D6%26v%3DjJNBrjQGuek&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FjJNBrjQGuek%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150407014122-campaign_gif_2-1443519034" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236611/20150407014122-Campaign_Gif_2-1443519034.gif">    </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Noocity Growbed comes complete</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Well...minus the soil and seeds... In the Noocity Growbed Box you will find the tubular structure with connectors, supply tube (with cap), geotextile fabric sheet, separation structures from SIP and the textile container with one-click buttons.    </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Xa3eqaoysxxnyixcgpy3-1443519200" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/236615/xa3eqaoysxxnyixcgpy3-1443519200.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> “We believe that practicing urban agriculture is taking an inspiring, ecological and productive activity.” Besides being a unique way of re-thinking unutilized and non-productive spaces such as roofs, verandas and terraces, it can also help transform them into sociable, revitalised places. Furthermore, it is not only about growing food, healthier people and families, but also embracing nature and reinforcing community bonds.</p>

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<p>  </p> <p> <strong>Our vision</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The current food production and consumption system is unsustainable because it is a linear process which, on one hand, consumes and exhausts resources, while producing and accumulating waste on the other.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150407014229-currentsystem_620-1443389522" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235920/20150407014229-CurrentSystem_620-1443389522.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> And because we deeply believe in resilient and healthy living in modern cities we have come up with the Noocity Urban Food Cycle. It´s an equipment set that will allow you to produce, process, consume, compost, store and reuse, creating your own sustainable and efficient urban food cycle.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150407014259-noocitysystem_620-1443389541" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235921/20150407014259-NoocitySystem_620-1443389541.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Besides being a unique way of re-thinking unutilized and non-productive spaces such as roofs, verandas and terraces, it can also help transform them into sociable, revitalised places. Furthermore, it is not only about growing food, healthier people and families, but also embracing nature and reinforcing community bonds.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>TEAM</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> In the face of ecological and economic uncertainty and change in the future, having the right tools and gaining an understanding of the potentials for a local food system is an important step towards communities' resilience.</p> <p> “We believe that practicing urban agriculture is taking an inspiring, ecological and productive activity.”</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20150219035122-noocitygrowbedquotenoocityteam-1443389986" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/235922/20150219035122-NoocityGrowbedQuoteNoocityTeam-1443389986.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Through continuous collaboration we have become a better company with better products, and we believe tha together we can bring fresh and healthy food.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Supporting us now, you will be helping us finishing the design and covert the costs of the first production run of the Noocity Composter and above all we will be able to continue working for ensure the Noocity Urban Food Cycle becomes a reality allowing people to grow their own healthy food in urban environments more easily and affordable than ever. </strong></p> <p> <strong>Exprerience our tecnology for yourselves, and support us today. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>From all of us here at Noocity, thank you for your help.</strong></p>

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GROW YOUR OWN GUIDES! Education is a key role in demystifying its practice, bringing urban citizens closer to nature. We've dedicated time to creating and sharing exclusive teaching materials about vegetables and the basics of organic farming and other sustainable practices. Get a digital compilation of all our "Grow Your Own" guides and start growing!
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€35

Estimated delivery: February 2016

1X NOOCITY GROWPOCKET The Noocity Growpocket is a very efficient vertical gardening system. It is easy to install and very versatile, it can be screwed on the wall or hanging in a fence, rail etc. It can be used indoor or outdoor and its perfect to the cultivation herbs, little fruits and greens to be used in your favorite dishes. Shipping is to be paid in the end of the campaign.

€49

Estimated delivery: February 2016

NOOCITY Integrated COMPOSTER 1.0! Help us on our first production run and be one of the first owners of the Noocity Integrated Composter 1.0, in addition to the exclusive and useful Organic Shopping Bag. This accessory will work like a built-in composting system in your Noocity Growbed, feeding your plants for free, in a passive and sustainable way. Shipping is not included. (*to be paid in the end of the campaign) It doesn't work alone.
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€119

Estimated delivery: February 2016

If you still don't have a Noocity Growbed, this is the perfect oportunity to get yours and save more than 40% off the retail price. This offer is limited to the first 20 units. The Noocity Growbed is a self-watering urban vegetable planter, that is easy to assemble and maintain, and allows you to plant a wide variety of fruits, vegs and herbs and medicinal plants anywhere. It produces up to 50% more, consumesing up to 80% less water than conventional cultivation systems. Shipping is not included. (*to be paid in the end of the campaign)
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€199

Estimated delivery: February 2016

NOOCITY GROWBED + COMPOSTER 1.0 – SPECIAL PRICE! Get the complete system and save more than 30% off the retail price. The Noocity Growbed + Integrated Composter 1.0 (accessory). The Noocity Growbed is a self-watering urban vegetable planter, that is easy to assemble and maintain, and allows you to plant a wide variety of fruits, vegs and herbs and medicinal plants anywhere. The accessory will work like a built-in composting system in your Noocity Growbed, feeding your plants for free, in a passive and sustainable way. Shipping is not included. (*to be paid in the end of the campaign)
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€329

Estimated delivery: February 2016

2X - NOOCITY GROWBED + COMPOSTER – SPECIAL PRICE! Get two packs and save 35% off the retail price. The Noocity Growbed + Integrated Composter 1.0 (accessory). Shipping is not included. (*to be paid in the end of the campaign).
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Estimated delivery: March 2016

7x -NOOCITY GROWBED + COMPOSTER 1.0! The Noocity Growbed + Integrated Composter 1.0 (accessory) + a special thanks for you on our website. The Noocity Growbed is a self-watering urban vegetable planter, that is easy to assemble and maintain, and allows you to plant a wide variety of fruits, vegs and herbs and medicinal plants anywhere. The accessory will work like a built-in composting system in your Noocity Growbed, feeding your plants for free, in a passive and sustainable way. Shipping to France included.
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