329: Ryan Agrey on Successful Indoor Gardening.
Putting fresh, organic food within reach of the kitchen counter.
Ryan is from a small town in Alberta Canada, just north of Washington. Along with his father Brad and sister Tessa, he spent the last 2 years developing a simple “plug and play” indoor garden that allows anyone to grow food at home regardless of where they live. It requires no previous knowledge of growing food, and can pay for itself in just a few months.
During this journey they developed a unique technology for hydroponics which is currently patent pending. With the use of this technology they then created an affordable and simple kit to provide you with everything you need to grow year-round, indoors from the comfort of your home.
In This Podcast:
When a millennial has too much time on their hands and is not feeling like they are making a difference, AND they happen to be the kind of person who like to design things, what can possibly happen? We get to hear why Ryan Agrey is a millennial like that, and how he was motivated to take a game-system-designed farm to the next level and create something that could be used by any novice gardener to bring fresh, organic food within easy reach.
Listen in and learn about:
- Building things from a young age
- Looking for new direction in his life
- Having the time, motivation and the money to build something
- Playing a video game and getting the idea to build a farm
- Developing the technology
- Patenting the idea
- Design your system with the intent to manufacture
- How the system works
- The kickstarter program that is starting in February
- Why they are not seeking outside investors
- The fulfilling feeling that is motivating him
- What the system will look like
As well as:
- His failure – the first time trying hydroponics the struggles of not know what to do
- His success – taking an idea from inception to this stage
- His drive – wanting to make a difference
- His advice – Don’t be afraid to fail, you will be surprised what you will accomplish
Ryan’s Book recommendations:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
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