Author: Apeace

Garden stores are getting busier these days. After all local, healthy food isn't just a trend, it's a movement. Garden stores are exactly where you'll also start to see Urban Cultivator units appear. Urban cultivator is a symbol of a need for more creative and productive ways of producing healthy food for your family. The first garden store you'll find Urban Cultivator in is Art Knapp in Downtown Vancouver (1401 Hornby St. Vancouver).

My name is Eric and just a little over two weeks ago I received my Kitchen Cultivator from Urban Cultivator. I've been really excited to show the Kitchen Cultivator in action in my home and I already have some results. The first crops that I have planted are Pea Tendrils, Spinach, Arugula and Cilantro... and believe me I am completely stoked to have fresh Arugula in November (and in Vancouver no less!).

How would you like to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant and have part of your dinner planted that day. Then, a few weeks later you dine on the very same fresh herbs cut just moments before they are meticulously plated and served. That is exactly what one Burnaby chef has done from his kitchen at Peartree Restaurant. Scott Jaeger, who represented Canada at the 2007 Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyon France, has been using his Commercial Cultivator to produce amazing flats of Chervil, Celery tops, Spinach and watercress for use in his upscale continental restaurant.

Curious about what you can grow in a kitchen cultivator? Wondering what to use all of those fresh herbs for? We've just started an online resource for all "grow your own" enthusiasts, and we call it the Urban Cultivator Herb Guide. At this time we outline 27 common herbs that can be easily grown in the Kitchen or Commercial Cultivators. We tell you how to keep your herbs happy, and in the future we will have recipes available for you to discover each of these amazing herbs and veggies right from your kitchen.

From growing his own mushrooms, to a rooftop garden, Chef Tory serves up amazingly fresh dishes from his kitchen at Sidecut restaurant in the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler BC. The most recent addition to his fresh forward thinking however comes in the form of two Commercial Cultivators and a Kitchen Cultivator. Allowing Chef Tory to use the freshest flavours for his dishes, the two Commercial Cultivators and one Kitchen Cultivator provide 10 flats of micro-greens per week to his restaurant and hotel visitors.

No room for a garden, too hot, too cold, too busy? Whatever your reasoning is for not growing your own, we’ve got you covered. You now have zero excuses for not producing and cultivating your own herbs, spices and micro-greens. Urban Cultivator is proud to bring the joys of outdoor growing, indoors. Our Kitchen Cultivator is being dubbed “the living spice rack” and is now trumping the “100 mile diet” with a “0 mile diet.”  Through growing your own vegetables, micro-greens, spices and edible flowers you completely eliminate travel time and energy which in turn drastically reduces your carbon footprint.