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Ponix launches backyard gardening system on Kickstarter

When Chris Wark moved to an upper floor apartment on New York City’s Upper West Side in 2009, the need to design and build a serious plant enclosure for small spaces literally hit home. His balcony became a test bed for early prototypes of the P-Pods.

Chris Wark, now the President of Ponix designed the P-Pods after years of searching for ways to help plants thrive in all conditions. Chris is a mechanical engineer with 20+ years of multidisciplinary (mechanical, thermodynamic & electronics) engineering experience. For the past 12 years, he has focused on sustainable solutions in architecture and construction. He has consulted with corporations and universities, including Stanford’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) program.

Wark: "With P-Pods, you can stop paying big bucks for wilted herbs, Styrofoam strawberries, and past-due peppers. No matter how small – or large – your space and no matter what the weather, you can enjoy healthy, home-grown produce any time of year."

P-Pods’ Features

  • Low-profile design withstands high winds & storms on balconies & roof tops
  • Double-wall polycarbonate panels provide insulation and diffuse sunlight
  • Easy access to plants: flexible 2-way access panels - no swinging doors or lids
  • Protection from insects, birds, rodents and deer
  • Use for conventional soil gardening, semi-hydroponic, & fully hydroponic gardening
  • Lightweight and portable: Easy to assemble and disassemble - only 6 parts
  • Optional thermostatically-controlled heated irrigation system for year-round growth

Where to use P-Pods

  • Small Urban Spaces: Balconies / decks / terraces
  • Rooftops: Residential / commercial / institutional
  • Restaurants: Proprietary herbs & greens
  • Schools: Ecology, Biology
  • Hospitals / Senior Facilities: Healthy food programs
  • Guerrilla Gardening
  • WHY P-Pods

Live healthier and eco-friendlier:

  • Grow and eat fresher, more nutritious, organic produce
  • Grow specific selections of herbs and vegetables
  • Maximize the productivity of micro-gardens and urban farms
  • Use less water for conventional gardening
  • Save energy: fresh produce with no packing or transportation costs
Ponix launched the P-Pods on KICKSTARTER and the campaign ends on September 6, 2013. If you like the P-Pods and want to see them get made become a P-Pods backer on KICKSTARTER. For more information go to


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