Man devises interactive herb garden for condo living

A Toronto man, Aamar Khwaja, has invented a compact apartment or condo garden to grow herbs and edible weeds all year long. It is called the Modgarden and as reported by the CBC is being shown at the National Home Show this week. Mr. Khwaja says the idea came to him as he pondered how to have fresh greens handy all the time to help eat better. The little compartmentalized garden has grow-lights and is a creation of the Internet of things, sending its owner a text when it needs water. It is not cheap — $600 to $1100 — for something, which while innovative, uses known practices and technology.