About Us

Hello. We're AKER.

Based in Denver, Colorado, AKER offers a beautiful line of garden kits to help you transform your urban home into your very own farm.

Our unique line of products integrate together to help you grow veggies, leafy greens, and herbs as well as create havens for wildlife like honeybees and butterflies. We manufacture in the USA and use only high-quality, ethically sourced, and foodsafe materials and finishes. We also make all of our designs open source, so you can make your very own version or even remix the files and make something new!

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AKER kits are:

Made in USA

We manufacture in the United States with fairly paid wages.


We use FSC-certified, exterior-grade, non-toxic Birch wood.


We use FDA-approved, foodsafe sealers to help preserve the kits for years.

designs are open source

All of our designs are open source. Anyone can remix the files and build the kits.

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Our Mission

The Earth's ecosystems are in drastic decline. With most of the world's population now living in cities, we've become alienated from the toll that our economy is taking on the natural world. AKER exists to help people in urban areas grow food and create habitats for wildlife, even in small spaces like balconies, rooftops, backyards, and counter tops.

Cultivating and caring for living things is a transformative process, and we want everyone to experience it! Let's feed ourselves with local produce, share the surplus with our neighbors, and make safehavens for the Earth's animal nations, wherever we call home.

Hello. We're AKER.

Aaron Makaruk

CEO & Co-founder

Tristan Copley-Smith


Dana Handley

Operations Manager

Nathan Schmit


Adina Zuga

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