why this product

These handmade red cedar planters were designed by an award-winning organic farming expert and advocate based in Georgia with over two decades of experience in starting farms and gardens in schools, residential neighborhoods, community centers, and affordable housing developments all over the nation.

use & care

Add soil and plants or seeds and watch your garden grow.

production & design

As a freshman in college, Daron Joffe (aka Farmer D) suddenly looked at his lunch and wondered: Where do all of these ingredients come from? Since that day, he has worked to foster and deepen the relationship between people and the food they eat. He works with a small team of horticulturalists, farmers, and designers to create products and programs that promote small organic gardens and farms and the direct harvesting of food.  

In 1998, while still in school, Joffe won the Rookie Biodynamic Farmer of the Year Award from the American Biodynamic Association for setting up farms in schools, residential neighborhoods, and community centers. Today, he continues this work on an even larger scale, aiding in the setup of a 30-acre sustainable affordable housing development in Savannah, Georgia. Joffe also works with large national chain retailers to develop compost systems and reduce waste. 

about the designer

Red Cedar Patio Planter

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Compact in space yet deep enough for shallow to medium rooted vegetables, these red cedar planter boxes are ideal for patio, backyard, or kitchen gardens. Both Foolproof and finicky plants will benefit from the protection offered by these planters' elevated legs. Designed by an award-winning organic farming expert and handmade in Atlanta, Georgia from sustainably harvested, FSC-certified wood.

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  • Technical Specifications:

    Size (L x W x H)
    18" x 18" x 16" 
    (46 cm x 46 cm x 40 cm)

    FSC-certified red cedar

    Made in
    United States

    Key points
    - Compact for patio, porch or balcony planting
    - Deep enough to plant shallow to medium root vegetables and plants
    - Elevated legs protect plants from pests

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283998

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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