We designed an innovative planter and created a healthy potting soil mix. We combine them into fun & easy indoor microgreens and microherbs kits that you can grow at home or in class anytime of year, even during the winter. Our planters and kits are made, hand-packed and shipped out of New York and New Jersey.
For adults the planters are tip resistant to avoid messes, dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, made of BPA free, phthalate free & FDA certified food safe plastic so that they are super safe for edibles. All the seeds we offer are on 7-14 day planting cycles so that you are free to start & stop around your schedule, and suitable for all experience levels. Planters can be used for all kinds of plantings, especially edible microgreens & microherbs. And with our soil & seed refills you can grow microgreens all year long without lifting a single giant bag of soil.
For kids all the packaging and planter fit into their hands, the instructions are easy to follow and colorful, the planter is super durable and easy to use, they can plant with real soil and seeds, watch the water absorb through bottom watering, view the roots by lifting the insert, and get fast results with microgreens & microherbs that are ready to cut & eat in less than 10 days (and growing is a whole additional hands-on and sensory experience)!
For the planet we use sustainable packaging and we mix our own soil out of materials that are organic, fertilizer free, pesticide free, manure free and easily compostable.
I started designing planters, mixing soil & growing microgreens as a volunteer in my kids' classrooms. My goal was to help the teachers & students plant in class despite the weather being cold by us most of the school year. The kids & teachers loved it so much, I started KnowingNature to share that experience with more people at home & in school.
After dozens of planter designs, hundreds of batches of soil, and planting all kinds of seeds in all kinds of conditions, the KnowingNature Planter and EverySeason Potting Soil were born. I discovered the joy of growing and eating homegrown food, and I have seen thousands of kids' eyes light up at the chance to plant a seed, touch plants and eat something they grew themselves. I hope that my planters, kits and refills can bring that light to you and your kids' as well 🙏
Rachel Haber, Chief Planter & Founder