OpenFarm’s Growing Guides are structured stories describing how to grow a Crop based on specific environmental conditions and growing practices. On a high level, the Guide is broken down into Life Stages – specific periods of the plant’s life where different actions are required. For example, during the Fruiting Life Stage, one might recommend to prune specific parts of the plant.
When a user creates a Growing Guide, they are asked to specify which Life Stages they would like to include. We wanted a fun and easy to understand interface for users to select these stages, leading us to a design with large, selectable icons that symbolize the Life Stages. A friend of the OpenFarm team, Claire Dierksen, has graciously designed some awesome icons for us. Check them out by creating a Guide!