Location: Chicago, IL
Year of Investment: 2013
Business Category: Software
Type of Investment: Convertible Note
Website: smartgardener.com

Mission Alignment: Smart Gardener is a web-based platform that enables gardeners and landscapers to plan, plant and maintain edible backyard and community gardens. The Smart Gardener platform uses data from other gardens in the local area to tailor a personalized garden plan, complete with a garden planner and journal. By eliminating garden guess-work and filtering out unnecessary information, Smart Gardener simplifies the process of growing healthy organic produce as local as your own backyard. SLoFIG believes that understanding where your food comes from and tasting produce grown without pesticides, herbicides and fungicides breeds an appreciation for good, clean, food. The Smart Gardener platform can bring this knowledge to a wider audience.