Gardening is great way to live healthily and sustainably, but not everyone is born with a green thumb. Edyn (via TreeHugger) is a new system that uses data to take some of the guesswork out of growing your own food.
The system consists of the main Garden Sensor, which can cover up to 250 square feet of growing area, and the Edyn Water Valve that meters water flow based on data collected by said sensor.
Both devices are solar powered with internal lithium-polymer batteries, and use WiFi to connect to each other and the cloud. An app displays soil nutrition, moisture levels, light, and temperature, and allows users to manually turn on the watering system. It also advises users on nutrients and additives, as well as which plants grow best in local conditions.
Edyn is being launched through a Kickstarter campaign. Backers who pledge $99 will get the Garden Sensor, while those who pledge $159 will get both the Sensor and Edyn Water Valve.
There’s also a “buy one, give one option” for $175, where backers can get a system of their own, and pay for one to be donated to a school garden through Slow Food USA.