According to Garden Media’s annual 2021 Garden Trends Report, 16 million new gardeners emerged from the pandemic in the United States alone.
But many beginner gardeners who want to grow edible plants don’t know where to start.
MicroByte is a sleek and compact mini garden that enables anybody, no matter the skill level, to grow unique, delicious, and nutritious microgreens right at home in as little as 7 days. MicroByte is designed for indoor growing, which is fitting for busy lifestyles and convenient for small spaces.
For those who want to grow year round, but experience darker and colder winters, MicroByte is compatible with AVA’s flagship product, AVA Byte, which unlocks a self-adjusting LED grow light, time lapse camera, environmental sensors, new crop types, and a water pump to help you grow 365 days a year on autopilot.
MicroByte and Byte are the world’s first ever compatible and modular gardening ecosystem.
AVA offers 30 unique varieties of microgreens in their curated pod packs like broccoli, arugula, kale, red cabbage, daikon radish, amaranth, sorrel and more. AVA’s microgreen pods are fully compostable, pre-seeded with non-GMO seeds, and completely pesticide-free to provide a simplified, safe, and satisfying user experience. MicroByte is designed with sustainability in mind, made with a food grade, reusable, bamboo fiber material.
Founded in 2016 by food marketer Valerie Song and ex-chef turned industrial designer Chase Ando, AVA aims to disconnect people from plastic-packaged produce, and reconnect people back to their food.
AVA previously launched a successful Indiegogo campaign for their flagship product, Byte, in 2017 that was nearly 400% funded, and started shipping in 2019.
Earlier this year AVA was selected for Google Canada’s 2021 Google for Startups Accelerator.