Philip-Michael Weiner UrbnEarth Planter Automated Garden
UrbnEarth Planter Automated Garden is Golden Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Award Category.
UrbnEarth Planter Automated Garden

The Planter is the first at-home salad growing system that waters itself and learns which plants to grow based on your unique outdoor conditions. Never worry about over or under watering again. The Planter also works with a subscription service that delivers compostable seed trays and nutrient-rich soil. And when it's time to harvest, new seed trays automatically show up at your door. Grow enough kale, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and other greens to eat organic salads every couple of days. Enjoy the freshest, safest, and most delicious salads from your porch to your table.

UrbnEarth Planter Automated Garden
Philip-Michael Weiner UrbnEarth Planter
Philip-Michael Weiner Automated Garden
Philip-Michael Weiner design
Philip-Michael Weiner design
Philip-Michael Weiner

I am an award-winning company builder and creative director who has spent the last decade working and growing some of the most impactful products in food, technology, and consumer products. Since starting my first company in 2007, I’ve led teams of designers, engineers and collaborated with companies of all sizes worldwide to grow their business through behavior changing, meaningful and enduring design. In 2008, my father to diabetes, a moment which spurred a personal pivot from technology to healthy, homegrown food through a company called UrbnEarth. I have designed initiatives for some of the most enduring brands like Virgin, Virgin Galactic, and even Richard Branson's personal projects as well as developing products for the most disruptive startups in Silicon Valley. My products have been showcased at the Museum of Design in Barcelona and revered in books like 99 Designs for Life. Ventures I've worked on have reached profitability, raised over $80M+ and have been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post among others. I am also a recipient of the A Design Award and Dwell Magazine's Design Materials Awards. I balance my client work and day job with personal creative work like songwriting and mentoring junior designers. I am also an active angel investor and brand advisor to numerous consumer companies. Based in Oakland, I work both remotely and lead design teams in client locations.

Studio PMBW

A different breed of design studio based in Oakland. We position, craft, as well as scale extraordinary brands. Together with a global collective of creative production partners, we catalyze from inspiration to aspiration. Notable clients include Virgin, Total Wine & More, Marvell, the President of Senegal, the Rockefeller Foundation. Studio PMBW is led by Phil Weiner, a design entrepreneur who has ten years of experience positioning, launching, and scaling products in consumer, food, IoT, and enterprise technology.