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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 Innovations.ca 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.  

Hydroponics

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 Innovations.ca .

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

phd’s

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 Innovations.ca !

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THANKS For listening as always!

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You can  download the first 30 days here   while you’re waiting for it to come in the mail. 

 

 

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The 2018 Garden Journal and Data Keeper is designed to help you create your very own organic oasis using the best practices to help you produce nutrient dense food in the most efficient and effective matter. A place to record your garden journey including the weather, temperature, as well as recording your produce needs. Where the data junkie in you meets your creative side. Fun and record keeping at the same time in an enjoyable place!

There’s a weekly data chart to keep track of the weather conditions and temperature so you can know what was the temperature 2 weeks ago when you put those peas in the ground, or when was the last frost date this year.

  • A place to work backwards and figure out when should I get that fall crop in the ground?
  • There’s a place to log the produce you purchase as well as how much you grow so you can see where is your money going for sure.
  • There’s places to make notes and places to draw sketches if you like.

My dream journal has lines and blank pages so this one does too.

There’s a little sketch in each corner for your inspiration and places to fill in your garden goals.

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As Mandy Gerth says one of the best things you can do is be patient and keep good records!

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Must Read For Anyone Interested in Growing Their Own Food | Backyard Edible Gardening

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Today I was prompted by a few things to revisit a previous post I created to help our followers grow their own garlic.

First, I read yet another article on the dangers in our food supply. Sadly, not all our trading partners feel it is important to give us clean, safe and healthy foods. The power of the almighty dollar often outweighs the importance of good, quality food. This particular article cited the use of chemicals on foods that you would not want on your foods. Garlic was one of the key foods mentioned in th article. Further Googling and reading on the topic led me to another article where crops were grown on human waste. Gross! Growing your own food helps you identify where your foods are from. Would you grow your foods on human waste or use unsafe chemi….

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