Newcastle based eco – friendly home builder Future Built has teamed up with Aussie start up Urbotanica to provide each new Future Built customer with the perfect sustainability product - an UrbiPod – the indoor herb, salad and micro greens garden that makes growing your own fresh herbs and greens easy, no matter the season. Putting its eco-friendly credentials in practice, Future Built Director Amy Neary said:
“We always want to be staying ahead of the curve and we believe that sustainable and eco-friendly building practices are the way of the future. That’s important to us. That’s why we decided to partner with Urbotanica – they make the ideal home product for sustainable living – growing your own healthy food indoors in your kitchen. And we like their ethos about war on waste and the fact they use a disability charity to assemble the product. Plus it’s great to be able to work with another Australian company supporting local jobs”
Urbotanica is about creating intelligent, sustainable solutions for home grown food. Its launch product – the UrbiPod is a clever yet simple indoor garden that takes the guesswork out of growing. It’s built-in irrigation system and automatic nutrient application delivers the perfect amount of water and nutrients to foster plant growth. Energy-efficient LED lighting is self-timed and speeds the growing process up to five times faster that sunlight. And the lights are energy highly efficient – only using about the same energy per year as your kettle.The portable, contemporary design enables mobility around the home. Users can enjoy homegrown produce year-round! And it’s made here in Australia and assembled by one of Australia’s leading disability services providers – Activ Foundation.
Future Built is a local Newcastle based building company run by husband and wife duo Chris and Amy Neary. They are passionate about creating quality homes that allow their clients to live the lives they have always desired. Their business is focused around “Building for the Future”, the future of their clients, their families, community and the environment.
Which is why they have chosen to partner with Urbotanica. Chris and Amy are currently working towards providing Newcastle’s first specialized eco-homes division as a part of their business and are actively incorporating sustainable building practices and design principles in all of their builds and developments to help improve the environmental industry standards in the Newcastle area.
Announcing the agreement, Urbotanica Managing Director Ray Hart stated:
“As a new company trying to make a difference we relish the opportunity to partner with such an innovative organisation as Future Built. They are putting their values around sustainability into action. It’s the perfect gift for a new homeowner – being able to grow your own herbs, salads and micro greens right there in your kitchen. Working together with the team from Future Built gives us the opportunity to increase production of our products and Australian jobs. ”
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