MICRO: Turn unused space into a superfood super garden.

Grow microgreens hands off, with powerful LED lighting, active ventilation, and self-watering functionality in a smart, stackable design that fits into any space.

 
 
 Agriolabs Micro Kickstarter is Now LIVE!
 award wining design & concept, featured by major polytechnic institution, manufactured & assembled in house.
 
 
 
 
micro superfood micro footprint micro with some microgreens
 
Microgreens are amazing. They have upwards of 50x the nutritional density of their full grown counterparts, intense flavours, and incredible versatility.
But growing them can be a big commitment, from misting them multiple times a day to making sure no mold destroys your precious harvest.

But don't sweat it.

With Micro, all those worries fade away, leaving nothing but the absolute freshest tiny super-veggies.
 
 
 
 

Imagine all the unused space you could be using to grow nutritious & tasty superfoods at home, on autopilot.

happy couple eating healthy together at a table

 

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The power of a self-contained environment

Why grow in a box?

Creating the perfect environment.

An enclosed growing environment allows the micro to maintain a steady temperature and humidity level inside the growing chamber, which promotes healthy growth and minimizes the chances of fungi or mold growth, without the use of harsh chemicals.

 

 

 

Growing microgreens isn't always easy...

mold
uneven growth
slow germination or sprouting
under / over watering

 

 

 

Micro solves problems

micro is the perfect self-contained growing environment. Micro prevents mold, ensures even growth, provides the perfect amount of water, and is modular so your garden can be customized to fit your space

 

 

 

micro is smart, compact, and efficient
 

Your key to effortless hyper-local superfood.

Gone are the days of trying to sprout beans in a jar. Or paying ridiculously high $$ for the tiniest amount of microgreens at your local organic produce store.

It's time to take it into your own hands, but only kind of, because the micro handles the entire growing process for you, producing quality microgreens, every time. This means you won't be frantically googling why your greens are wilting and falling over.

No risk, all reward.

 

in the same footprint of 1 unit from a popular competitor, we can fit 12 micros

 

 

This sleek box, grows incredible microgreen goodness, you can stack a whole bunch of them, and leave it alone as it water & lights itself for up to a week

 

 

 

It doesn't get easier than this.
Meet dirt-free growing. Meet Seedpad.

meet seedpad, a dirt free growing medium. stack of seedpads with broccoli seeds evenly organized on top

 

Sustainable Seed Pads

These hemp fibre pads are prepared with perfectly placed seeds held in place by an organic, rice-based glue. Sourced from Alberta, Canada, these seedpads are the perfect choice for growing food. Once you run out, you can get more from our online store.

 

Why Hemp Fibre?

Hemp fibre is perfect for growing micro greens because of its ability to store water and create a breathable environment for plant roots. It’s also great at preventing mold and makes it easy to harvest your micro greens without making a mess.

 

Perfectly Placed Seeds.

Our hemp fibre pads are perfectly seeded before you get them. Why? If seeds aren’t placed evenly, you get clumping which can result in suffocated seeds that cause mold. With Micro’s easy-to-use hemp fibre pads, you’ll never have to worry about trying to get the most out of every harvest. You will always get the best yield!

 

 

 

a variety of seeds lined up on stone concrete shape

 

Wanna use your own seeds? No problem.

While we don't blame you if you can't get your seeding as evenly as we can, it's fun to use your own seeds, especially if you already have a bunch laying around. We also offer empty seedpads, cut to the perfect size for your micro, all you have to do is add the seeds yourself and add water.

 

 

 

How does it work?
Like magic.

Set Up: What Set Up?

introducing the powerplate
 
Micro, and all of Agriolabs' future modular products will use the Powerplate. The Powerplate is a powered base for your stackable garden, enabling a safe and easy modular experience.
 
 
 
 
How to use the micro and powerplate set up
 

The Powerplate and Micro will magnetically snap together aligning the electical pins safely transmitting power safely. Each Powerplate is capable of powering upwards of 4 micros. Unsatisfied? Stack another Powerplate on top of your fourth micro and keep growing!

 
 
 
 

Growing: 1, 2, 3, rinse and repeat.

1 mise en place a french culinary term for "put in place" Place seedpad on growing platform located in the drawer above the water reservoir.

 

 

image of water going into seedpad on micro. Soak seedpad  to fill reservoir.

 

 

With the press  of a button... finger pressing button on micro to turn on lights and ventilation.

 

Harvesting? Easy Peasy.

Use a sharp knife or scissors to harvest your micro superfood. 

bruschetta-topping-with-microgreens

 

No need to wash as there is no dirt and no chemicals used, just add your microgreens straight into your meal. Whatever you don't harvest can be left on the seedpad to continue growing, ready for the next time you want to add something special to your meal.

 

 

 

 

What will you
grow with your micro?

 

 Brocolli, arugula, fenugreek, raddish, amaranth, wheatgrass, mint

 

 

 

The possibilities are endless.

 

 

 

experience the hyperlocal movement woman eating delicious healthy meal smiling.

Grow Hyperlocal. Eat Hyperlocal. It's never been easier.

Traditional agriculture is one of the leading sources of carbon emissions and other pollutants in the modern world. Growing hyper-locally at home means your food doesn't need to travel thousands of miles to reach you, and avoids wasteful middlemen. Micro is the first step in our journey to make hyperlocal the new norm.

 

 

 

Micro change macro difference, image of good food and food waste

A small change makes a large difference.

Did you know the average north American throws out about $2000 of food a year?
A majority of that food waste is organic content which produces methane gas, which is 25x more damaging that carbon dioxide.

 

 

food wastes consumption of water, fertilizer, landfill volume and land

Hyper-locally grown food reduces demand of less sustainably grown produce, as well as tasting better and staying fresh much longer, reducing the amount of organic waste going to the landfill.

 

Get to know your Micro.

smoke showing where micro's vents are.

 

get to know your micro, grow LED's, air ducts, ventilation fan, grow button, power indicator, growing-platform, water reservoir

 

 

 

Questions?
contact us

 

 short timelapse over a week

Go ahead, forget about it for a week.

Water every day? No thanks. Micro's enclosed design reduces water evaporation so it can use the water you give it more efficiently, lasting up to a week (or possibly more) with just one filling of the water reservoir.

 

 

fluffy stuffed dog next to a micro

Micro keeps your micros' safe

Bugs, rodents, and other pests will have a hard time getting inside and destroying your precious microgreens. Made to opened only by a qualified human with fingers, the magnetic drawer keeps even the smartest fluffy companions out. 

 

 

beautifully discreet, shows the pink flood when all drawers are open vs when they are closed.

 

No pink flood.

The Micro has some pretty awesome lighting, but some people probably won't enjoy flooding their rooms with a bright pink light. The enclosed design makes even the biggest assortment of Micros easy on the eyes. 

 

 

3 photos of Micro, micro stack by window, finger pressing power button on micro and etherial neon image of micro

 

 

 

 

Incredibly even growth with our custom LED matrix.

stack of 3 micros with led's showing

It's not just what LED's you use, it's how you use them.

We specifically designed the LED lighting pattern to provide super even lighting. Knowing how light works, how it bounces, how to shape it, and diffuse it is just as important in growing superfood as it is in high value cinema productions. This is generally something that our competitors forget about, they just slap on some LED's and call it a day. 

Testing, testing, testing, for maximum yield.

We've tested light pattern after light pattern, different spacings, diffusive and reflective materials and their curvatures to come up with the most even lighting we can get in a compact space. This ensures that all your microgreens will grow to a beautifully uniform height for maximum yield. 

 

 

graph of where chlorophyll a and b are most efficient

What's up with the pink lights anyway?

There's a good reason you'll find pink lights in many indoor commercial farms, and Micro is no different. Using LED's that target the specific wavelengths of light where plants are the most efficient at their photosynthetic process allows us to be more effective with the lighting as well as use less power.  

 

 

 

 

The power of
MODULAR

The Powerplate system = endless possibilities.

All of our units themselves have no jacks, no holes you have to plug something into. Instead they magnetically snap together, securely transmitting power to each other.

All this is possible because of the Power plate which is the base of your stackable garden.
Each power plate can power up to 4 micros.

 

Only four micros per Power plate? What if I want a taller garden?!

Surprise! The powerplates are stackable too! Magnetically snap another one on top of your fourth micro, and just keep stacking. Just remember, if you need a ladder, it's probably getting too tall.

  

Grow your garden, however you want.

vector outline of stacked micros

 

 

 

 

a tall stack of 8 micros

micros being nudged slightly and magnetically snapping together
 
 
 
 

You have more space
than you think

tall image saying you have more space than you think
 

There's a reason they don't sell homes by air volume.

Vertical space is often highly underused, even in the most ultra-modern skyrise homes in the biggest cities.

The vertical movement

Even farmers know this, and that's why more and more farmers have switched from farming acres of flat land, to only using a few hundred meters of horizontal space, and a whole ton of vertical space to produce the same, if not more produce.

Now you can do this at home

Agriolab's makes it easy to grow vertical in your home, and it starts with the Micro.

No Set Up.

No hassle, no learning curve, and definitely no nails, glue, or duct tape. Say goodbye to janky home DIY projects that take forever. Growing vertical is as easy as a snap of some magnets and the power starts flowing, right into your hands.

 

 

Our Kickstarter
Reward Tiers Pricing

  • A big personal thank you. $5 CAD
  • Seedpad Vartiety Pack of 8 $15 CAD
  • Agriolabs T-shirt $25 CAD

 

 

Single Stack Starter Kits

Includes one Micro, one Powerplate & adapter, and four random Seedpads.

  • Super Early Bird (Limit of 100) $86 CAD
  • Early Bird (Limit of 200) $94 CAD
  • Double Seedpads (Limit of 500) $99 CAD
  • Regular Single Stack $99 CAD

 

 

Double Stack Starter Kits

Includes two Micro's, one Powerplate & adapter, and 8 random Seedpads.

  • Super Early Bird (Limit of 100) $134 CAD
  • Early Bird (Limit of 200) $147 CAD
  • Double Seedpads (Limit of 500) $160 CAD
  • Regular Double Stack $160 CAD

 

 

Quad Stack Starter Kits

Includes four Micro's, one Powerplate & adapter, and 16 random Seedpads.

  • Super Early Bird (Limit of 100) $239 CAD
  • Early Bird (Limit of 200) $259 CAD
  • Double Seedpads (Limit of 500) $279 CAD
  • Regular Quad Stack $279 CAD

 

 

Add On Micro

1x Micro (Growbox Only) , Note: Micro does not work without the Powerplate.

  • Super Early Bird (Limit of 100) $52 CAD
  • Early Bird (Limit of 200) $56 CAD
  • Micro Growbox $60 CAD

 

 

Sustainable design is
beautiful design

Sustainability down to the core.

Your contribution to less global waste doesn't just start at your first harvest. With our additive manufacturing process and high quality compostable bio-plastics, it begins the moment you invest in an agriolabs product.

 

What is additive manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing means just that! You add material when making something instead of taking away material like subtractive manufacturing.

The most commonly known form of additive manufacturing is 3D printing, which is used in some components of our products with a special high-quality, high-strength version of the bio-polymer called polylactic acid (PLA).

plus manufacturing additive manufacturing

 

 

 

 

clever designs that would otherwise be impossible

Empowering great design.

3D Printing allows to create designs that would otherwise be impossible to make without many more parts. air paths, ducts, water-reservoirs, and electrical harnesses can all be printed at once, in one piece, reducing the waste and energy use. 

 

 

 

 

the next industrial revolution

How does it work?

Mimicking nature in a way, 3D Printing adds material layer by layer, until the finished product is done. It is inherently less than processes that take away material as no scrap is made except during tests and failed prints, the latter of which can be eliminated as soon as settings are dialed in.

Even waste from a test print can be ground up, and re-extruded into usable 3D printing Filament.

 

 

 

revin' up the robots picture of industrial 3D printing farm

Challenges?

Time, 3D printing takes a long time compared to more traditional forms of additive manufacturing like injection molding. However, with our print farm growing, and constant advances in the technology, we're slowly creeping up on the speeds of traditional manufacturing processes.

We strive to have the best surface finish on all 3D printed parts, whether that means post-processing or working with our material supply partners to source innovative materials to further improve the visual and structural quality.

 

 

 

 

Quality Control, Fulfillment
& Delivery

 

Made in O' Canada

toronto cn tower reflected in glass building

Any parts that aren't imported from places like the USA (such as some of the electrical components and raw materials) are manufactured in house in Alberta of good ol' O Canada.

 

No part left unchecked

checking resistance of micro's electrics

While robots make the parts for the Micro, they're all fully assembled and checked by the real certified humans in our team, this means every single Micro, whether you get a starter pack or 3 stacks will be in working order.
Seriously, we're serious about quality.

 

 

 

 

Production already in progress

 micro being 3d printed

Will you get what you ordered? Duh, of course. What else are we going to do with all these MICROs we're making? Grow even more microgreens? Supply all our local grocery stores? End dependence on non-sustainable traditional agriculture? Okay well that's actually a good idea, but the point here is that we're already making the MICRO, it's not just an idea, its a reality, and we can't wait to make it your reality.

 

 

 

The bigger picture
Our Mission

Agriolabs was created to solve big problems through cool and novel technologies. We aren't afraid of tackling big problems, we're made for it. With the micro, and the next few home garden systems, our goal is to make it so easy to grow your own food at home that more an more people begin doing it, and therefore put less demand on produce grown less sustainably.

With your help, we get to continue that mission, and solve bigger, cooler problems like cleaning our oceans through natural re-vegetation of kelp forests, feed our astronauts on deep space journeys, create self sufficient communities with automated agriculture, and one day even feed a Mars colony.

 

Our COVID-19 Response

AHS nurses with our ear savers

Speaking of tackling big problems, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we launched Project:  Save Ears. We re-purposed our 3D printer farm to make ear savers for all our front-line and essential workers in Canada who were suffering from ear pain resulting in long term mask use. Working with the community, we were able to produce over 20,000(and counting) ear savers.

You can read all about it at the Project: Save Ears Blog Post

 

 

The humans behind
Agriolabs

Bragging isn't really our style, but we aren't lying when we say we've got the most amazing team ever. Agriolabs was made to tackle big problems by leveraging awesome technology and out of the box thinking. Everyone in the team is a natural problem solver in their own way and we all share the same mission to do good, sustainably.

 

Team member Jonathan Mui

Jonathan Mui

President, CEO, VP of Design
Team member Eric Chaba

Eric Chaba

Secretary, CFO, VP of Product Engineering
Team member Denise Bermejo

Denise Bermejo

VP of Operations, Web Design & Development
Team Member Will Kabrall

William Kabrall

Lead Marketing Expert

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