Sarah Burrows & Nick Behr
Prior to launching their company, co-owners and married couple, Sarah and Nick struggled to sustain a kitchen garden in their fourth floor Chicago apartment. Despite both honing their gardening skills as children, as busy adults they struggled to grow anything with their full hands. Container gardening is incredibly challenging, as plants are either water-deprived or overwatered (or both), and overtime the soil compacts, cutting off oxygen to the roots. The busy professionals turned to hydroponics for help and were astounded by the results but unimpressed with the quality of the products available on the market. With that the seed for Modern Sprout was planted. Good design is one of Sarah and Nick's key principals. The brand's understated, sophisticated products bring all the elements of hydroponic growing to their customer's home, and look good doing it. All product lines are designed for style savvy and space-conscious city dwellers, organic-focused home cooks and aspiring indoor gardeners. Their simple, stylish and sustainable planters are self-watering, self-feeding and grow a variety of edibles, flowers and houseplants.