Herb Urban grew from a pure desire to give people the ability to grow their own food without having to think about it.

After moving into a house which enjoyed little drenching natural light beyond a small patch at the front fence and being so used to growing my own herbs and veges, I wasn't sure what to do. So I set about working our a way to grow plants on this fence

“Being so used to growing herbs and veges we didn’t know what to do so I put my skills to the test,” says the electrical engineer. 

He ran PVC pipes along a wall and developed a complex watering and plant nutrient system which quickly drew comments.

“Friends were like ‘wow, that is a great idea’ and I soon realised it was and started to look at ways to simplify the system so the end user who didn’t have time or the inclination to do the tech stuff but wanted a garden could just set it and forget it,” he says.

“People who can garden take it for granted, the knowledge base you have to build up over a long time; if you are gardening conventionally you have to cultivate soil and put time and sweat into it,” he says. “We wanted to take the guess work out of it.”

We offer automated gardening systems including vertical farms, urban farms and automated green wall systems, all of which run from a controller with sensors that ensure plants receive the right amount of water and nutrients.