Rise Gardens Announces Launch of Smaller Scale Version of Popular Indoor Smart Garden, Voice Control Functionality Via Alexa and Industry-First Microgreens Add-on at CES 2021

Alexa will enable voice control for garden lights, pumps and other functions   

CHICAGO – January 11, 2021 – Chicago-based Rise Gardens, maker of in-home, smart hydroponic garden systems, today announced as part of CES 2021 that it’s launching several new innovations, including a new, more compact Personal Garden designed to fit in smaller spaces such as countertops and shelves and an Amazon Alexa skill that enables voice control of the garden. The company also unveiled an industry-first microgreens add-on.

Personal Garden Streamlines Proprietary Technology in Compact Package

The new Personal Garden includes all of Rise Gardens’ state-of-the-art lights, proprietary water flow technology, and modularity but in a smaller, more streamlined model. Priced at $279, the Personal Garden allows people to grow four large plants (tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, kale, etc.), eight medium-sized plants (herbs, flowers, etc.), or 12 small plants (radishes, beets, chives, lavender, etc.), and even micro greens.

The Personal Garden joins Rise Gardens’ popular Family Garden, a larger system with a modular design that allows for one, two, or three levels of growth at a time,  accommodating everything from greens and herbs to micro greens, tomatoes, and beets. No other system allows for such variety. Both systems were designed with simplicity in mind, including a mobile app that monitors water levels and plant progress and reminds users when and how much to water and fertilize, along with a subscription service that mails supplies on a regular basis.

Alexa Voice Control Makes Indoor Gardening Even Simpler

In addition, Rise Gardens announced it is building an Alexa skill that will allow garden users to control the pumps and lights on their gardens and receive plant care and harvesting tips by delivering voice commands through an Alexa device.

“Ever since Rise Gardens joined the portfolio of Amazon Alexa Fund companies this fall, we’ve been excited to add voice control to our products and work with the Alexa team,” explained Rise Gardens CEO and Founder, Hank Adams. “Now it’s even easier and more fun to grow your own food at home, year-round, even if you’ve never gardened before.”

Rise Gardens Adds Industry-First Microgreen Tray and Vining Trellis Add-ons

Rise Gardens is also rolling out a host of new accessories and add-on features designed to increase the amount and variety of produce you can grow. These include a Stand Kit and a Trellis Kit that provide extra support for growing large tomatoes, peppers and eggplants — both available now. In addition, the company will debut a microgreens tray next month that provides for successful growth of up to a half-pound a week of the flavorful, nutritious, and pricey greens favored by chefs and foodies. No other hydroponic indoor system offers comparable microgreen, trellis, or plant stand add-ons, making them an industry first for Rise Gardens.

For more information about Rise Gardens please visit https://ces.vporoom.com/RiseGardens or look up Booth 10821

About Rise Gardens

Rise Gardens designs state-of-the-art indoor hydroponic produce gardens that make it easy for anyone to grow their own food. The system makes a complicated process productive and fun for gardeners constrained by busy schedules, short growing seasons or access to land in urban settings. The modular, WiFi-connected platform allows for expansion and enables growing of a wide variety of greens and vegetables. Founded in 2019 and backed by $3.1M in seed funding from investors including True Ventures and the Alexa Fund, Rise Gardens encourages better nutrition and healthy outcomes by helping people grow their own food year-round and by partnering with schools to build nutrition education into the classroom.

Rise Gardens Competitive Differentiators: 

  • Modular – Rise is the only modular, connected, consumer hydroponic system allowing consumers to choose between 1, 2 or 3 levels of growing (you can start with a single level and add additional levels). A comparable system, Gardyn, only comes in one size and it’s $900.  Lettuce Grow is designed as an outdoor system and is not connected.
  • Food Productivity – Rise offers add-on features (like trellises, support stands and microgreen trays) enabling growing of vining crops, rooted plants and microgreens. The ability to grow multiple plant types simultaneously is unique to Rise Gardens. Nobody else enables you to grow greens, herbs, tomatoes, microgreens, vining crops and rooted veggies at the same time in the same system.
  • Solid (not plastic) Construction & Elegant Design – All the other indoor hydroponic garden systems are made of plastic. Rise is constructed using heavy-gauge steel and solid wood. It is elegant and minimalist and designed to fit into the decor of any home.
  • In addition, unlike most of the other gardens on the market (and all of the novelty countertop garden kits), Rise Gardens is also an IoT (WiFi-connected) system, allowing consumers to manage their system and get guidance and alerts from their mobile app. Water levels, light settings and nutrient levels all have sensors on the system and can be controlled via the app — and now also via voice commands through the Amazon Alexa.