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210. Garden of Eden Hydroponics Kit | Ryan Agrey | Hope Innovations | Alberta, Canada

Hope Innovations

Another Rockstar Millennial is going to be my featured guest today to talk to us about his business Hope is a new up and growing hydroponic business who has developed an indoor garden that will grow anything you wish, anytime of the year, anywhere.

Does not matter the size of your place,season it is or the type of plant. It is an easy affordable system that gives anyone the opportunity to grow their own healthy chemical free food.

Garden of Eden hydroponic kit

We created a hydroponic kit that is less than half the price of any hydroponic kit out there the same size. We have found an innovative solution to no longer need to transplant everything you want to grow in your system. We created a system that you can set up, fill up, plant up, with no way to screw up. This system can be used indoors or outdoors, and requires less than 15 mins of maintenance a month. We have created the first “anyone can succeed” hydroponic system, that will allow everyone to grow there own food with no risk of dangerous chemicals or preservatives added, while still growing nutritious delicious food.  


You’re just north of me in Canada, right so? Do you want to tell listeners about your self?Tell us a little about yourself.

For sure, I am Ryan Agree. I’m from a small town called Edson, in Alberta, Canada! I’m the founder ofHope .

HOPE stands for

  • Hydroponic 

  • optimized

  • personal

  • environments

If you have a

  • bad climate
  • or don’t have space to grow

You can grow year round

  • affordabilty
  • chemical free
  • making it accessible to anybody to have their own food

Engineering Roots

Ive always been interested in

  • creating
  • building
  • designing

connix competiiton

I entered and ended up winning from North America in my age group

I love

  • designing
  • creating

Naturally I thought I’d get into engineering after school, but after doing some job fairs and talking to people in the trade but after talking to some people in the field it kind of soured me to the whole idea.

I wanted an a job where I could

  • design
  • create and
  • build design

but that job doesn’t exist except what I do now. I am still hoping I can make that job work

Doing what my friends are doing, so all my friends started getting jobs around Edmond

high school

definitely do university

  • that education invaluable
  • you won’t lose

ended up

  • mainly lumber
  • oil and gas
  • coal

graduated in 2008

right as the recession hit. You are handing out resumes as people are putting up out  of business signs

Eventually got a job and ended up running some facilities

never really happy wanted to scratch that itch to build and design things and do what I did kind of as a kid

I always see stories of these people who do these things


or doing something for 50 years and it’s really intimidating that someone just coming out of school could break into a market so competitive. After watching shows like 

fewer 0s

  • every day people
  • see a problem come up with a solution
  • really be successful and do something they love
  • successful people

People who were geniuses Steve Jobs

At the pinnacle of the entrepreneur world and realized they are not a whole lot further ahead and a lot of people coming out of school and that gave me the confidence that this was something I could do

I was lucky

I had been socking away money for years

funding the idea

a bit of an epiphany

relied around the idea of growing food around areas where we weren’t growing food and utilize a small footprint

  • don’t have the weather
  • don’t have the space

And pump out the food as possible

It drew me into hydroponics

looking at the feasibilty

  • mostly just an idea
  • talking with the family
  • to start with
  • hydroponics seems like the way to start so let’s

give it a whirl

  • we went to Canadian Costco
  • realized you can’t just get one, a kit or anything.

Not yet!

  • that’s what we thought was odd
  • this is something I think people will need


So we started

Hope Innovations

2 years of development design

  • affordable
  • super simple
  • grows things like crazy!

That would be the story in a nut shell.

Sorry everyone But I have been so busy with grades I could not get these show notes done this weekend! I will asap!

Make sure you sign up to get notified of when the Garden of Eden kit is available which should be any time now! I waited to post this till RYAN gave me the AOK!

Here’s the link to their facebook page!

and their awesome website Hope !

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Episode 17: Jon Moore of the World Organic News

Jon Moore of Organic World News

Jon Moore brings us his expertise and knowledge of the amazing “no-dig” process of natural gardening. You won’t want to miss this episode about the one straw revolution! Jon also hosts the Organic World News website where he compiles the most current and relevant information on organic agriculture being published at this time. His site is full of valuable gardening knowledge and know how! The search box is amazing! Check it out today!

Jon Moore is the creator of the World Organic News Website 

Tell me about your first gardening experience?

10 or 11 years old and planted wheat

What does organic gardening/earth friendly mean to you?

Following nature, no digging, leaving no soil uncovered and learning to live with weeds.

Who or what inspired you to start using organic techniques?

John Seymour – Grandfather of Organic Gardening in UK Complete book of self sufficiency

How did you learn how to garden organically?

Started with Seymour’s techniques but then found The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

Tell us about something that grew well this year.

Sweet corn

Is there something you would do different next year or want to try/new?

Tends to stick to larger seeds, blue potatoes, mizuna – Japanese lettuce

Tell me about something that didn’t work so well this season.

Lettuce had an early summer and it was about 105˚F/40˚C for weeks

Something that you find is easy to grow and is generally successful every-time.

Beans/broad beans/scarlet runner beans

Something you’d steer new gardeners away from that you find is typically challenging to grow in your climate


A favorite tool that you like to use? If you had to move and could only take one tool with you what would it be.

A pair of secateurs & sickle

Eating or harvesting vegetables or fruit on time? 

Pick outside leaves

Do you have any special techniques for cooking weird or unusual foods?

Fanny Farmer Cookbook

A favorite recipe you like to cook?


A favorite internet resource?

World Organic News

Journey to

A favorite reading material-book, mag, blog/website etc you can 

Complete Book of Self Sufficiency by John Seymour

If you have a business to you have any advice for our listeners about how to sell extra produce or get started in the industry?

Wanted to find things all together in one place

Final question- if there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be? For example is there a charity or organization your passionate about or a project you would like to see put into action. What do you feel is the most crucial issue facing our planet in regards to the earth either in your local area or on a national or global scale?

Turn all golf courses to gardens.

Do u have an inspiration tip or quote to help motivate our listeners to reach into that dirt and start their own garden?

Don’t dig!

via Episode 17: Jon Moore of the World Organic News | Mike’s Green Garden.

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