Hydro Herbs (Student Project)

Derrick Lin


Designer: Rachel Bachmeier
Project Type: Student Project
School: University of Wisconsin – Stout
Course: Packaging Design
Tutor: Nagesh Shinde
Location: Menomonie, WI
Packaging Contents: Herbs
Packaging Materials: Plastic, wood, stainless steel, seeds

Hydro Herbs, a set of hydroponic herb growing containers. Inspired by how plants can grow indoors year round and in tight spaces, I wanted to create an experience and a product that was easy for anyone to use whether they were new to growing plants or interested in sustainable gardening.

The top part initially contains the seeds and then becomes a container for the dirt where the seeds to grow. It is a reusable wick hydroponic system where the bottom clear part is filled with nutrient rich water that the Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, or Basil roots grow into through the holes in the bottom of the top container with the dirt.

What’s Unique?
This concept does not exist yet in the market and there is an interest in growing plants indoors all year round. Why not start learning how to grow small plants in reusable, chic containers? Happy herb growing!