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Back to the Roots Water Garden

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  • Bring the garden inside with the Back to the Roots Water Garden. This mini aquaponic tank is a closed-loop ecosystem — the betta fish waste fertilizes the plants on top, and the plants filter and clean the water for your fish — not your average betta fish bowl!
  • Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture, or fish farming, and hydroponics, or growing plants in nutrient-rich water. The fish excrete ammonia that would become toxic to the fish in a regular fish bowl. In the Water Garden, the ammonia-rich waste is pumped up to the grow bed and absorbed by the plants, helping them grow twice as fast as in traditional farming! The clean water is then filtered back to the tank, creating a low-maintenance, self-cleaning cycle to foster a healthy fish and herb garden.
  • The Water Garden aquaponic kit comes with everything you need to get started including: 3-gallon fish tank, organic wheatgrass and radish sprout seeds, a coupon for your betta fish, fish food, natural fertilizer, a silent, submersible water pump, gravel, and growstones.
  • Learn more about the science inside your fish tank — download the Water Garden curriculum at backtotheroots.com for lessons on the history of aquaponics, how it works, and the benefits of home and commerical aquaponics.
  • Grow One, Give One! Submit a photo of your growing Water Garden for a chance to win one for a classroom of your choice through Back to the Roots’ monthly giveaway. Upload your photo at backtotheroots.com/giveone.
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Back to the Roots is on a mission to Undo Food. In a college class, we learned mushrooms could grow entirely on spent coffee grounds. After watching hours of how-to videos and turning our fraternity kitchen into a big science experiment, we eventually decided to give up our corporate job offers to instead become full-time mushroom farmers. What started as curiosity about urban farming has turned into a passion to Undo Food and reconnect families back to where it comes from.

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This 3-gallon fish tank is a closed-loop, self-cleaning ecosystem. Using the science of aquaponics, the fish waste naturally fertilizes the plants above and, in turn, the plants clean the water for the fish. Great for small pet fish and growing fresh, organic herbs. The Water Garden includes: *Fish tank and gravel *Organic seeds and grow stones *Natural fertilizer *Coupon for a Betta fish *Fish food *Silent, submersible water pump Designed and manufactured in the USA

"Yes please!"

""Fresh herbs and lettuces with no watering or fertilizing, plus a pet fish? Yes please!"" --Cooking Light ""It's a match made in ecology"" --Better Homes and Gardens ""This is a must have"" --Food Babe ""A parenting homerun"" --goop.com


The Self-cleaning Cycle

1. Fish produce ammonia-rich waste which can become toxic for your fish if allowed to accumulate. 2. Beneficial bacteria in your Water Garden converts the ammonia into nitrates. These naturally occurring bacteria grow really well in your plant pots. 3. Nitrates are amazing food for plants! As the plants continuously uptake the nitrates as nutrients for growth, they are also cleaning the water for your fish.

The Science Inside

Aquaponics is a closed-loop, sustainable farming method that combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). It uses 90% less water than traditional farming.

Did You Know?

*Aquaponic farming goes as far back as Mesopotamia (Mesopotamians are also known for farming the world's first cereal crops) *Aquatic plants and aerators are typically added to aquaponics system to increase oxygen and reduce algae build up. Learn more about aquaponics at backtotheroots.com/education


Grow, Share, Win!

Tag a photo of your #WaterGarden on Instagram or Facebook, and you could win one for a classroom of your choice through our monthly giveaway!


About the Startup

Describe your product in 3 words.

Innovative. Educational. Fun.

How did you come up with the idea for this product?

Aquaponics is an ancient form of farming and there were aquaponics kits on the market before our Water Garden. They all seem to be large, expensive and poorly designed. We worked with experts, designers and our community to make this awesome technology fun!

What makes your product special?

The Water Garden is a closed-loop ecosystem that grows food. Using the science of aquaponics, the fish waste naturally fertilizes the plants above and, in turn, the plants clean the water for the fish. All you need to do is feed your fish! It also includes everything you need to get started, including a coupon for your pet Betta. Plus, each time you tag a photo of your #WaterGarden on Instagram or Facebook, and you could win one for a classroom of your choice through our monthly giveaway!

What has been the best part of your startup experience?

It’s really simple - we do what we love with people we love each day! It's been a wild journey - since starting this company in college and going from investment banking/consulting to full-time urban mushroom farming - but we feel so fortunate to be able to work every day towards a mission we love and are so passionate about. We think there is false divide in business - of "not for profits" or "for profit companies" - they should all just be "for purpose"!


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Flavor Name: Regular Tank
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 9.4 x 13.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00CN52TRM
  • Item model number: 31000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 1,248 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,753 in Amazon Launchpad (See Top 100 in Amazon Launchpad)
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