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What Was Happening In The World When Click & Grow Launched?

What Was Happening In The World When Click & Grow Launched?

2009 will always be remembered fondly by Click & Grow; it was the year we launched as a company and began our mission of bringing people closer to Nature through indoor gardening.


We’re not the only ones for whom that year was significant, though. Here are some other events which shared the spotlight in 2009:

Inauguration of President Barack Obama


A landmark moment in American culture and history. Barack Obama becomes the first African-American president elected to the White House. 

Miracle on the Hudson River

Image: Edouard H. R. Gluck, AP

Chesley Sullenberger incredibly lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River after striking a flock of Canadian geese. All passengers and crew members survive.  

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA World Player of the Year


At a ceremony in Zurich, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the first time.

Juan Martin del Potro wins the US Open


A true underdog story unfolds as tennis star Juan Martin del Potro wins the US Open, defeating favourites Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer along the way.

The rise of Twitter


Social media platform, Twitter, registers its 100 millionth user while "tweets" of 140 characters or less become an increasingly popular method of communication.

Michael Jackson’s memorial service


A public memorial service is held to commemorate the life of the late US pop singer, Michael Jackson.

Susan Boyle becomes an overnight sensation


Scotland’s Susan Boyle performs on the TV show, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, winning the affection of a worldwide audience with her sincere personality and her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. 

‘Avatar’, is released 


The movie, ‘Avatar’, directed by James Cameron, is released to critical acclaim. It goes on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time.

Apple releases the iPhone 3GS


The third generation iPhone hits the shelves, receiving a bunch of mixed reviews along with a handful of favourable ones. 

Mobile apps surge in popularity


Following last year’s release of Apple’s App Store, billions of applications are being downloaded. Google’s Android Marketplace is also building a large library of great apps.

‘Angry’ Birds is released


The iconic mobile game app, ‘Angry Birds’ is released. It goes on to become one of the most downloaded freemium games of all time.

Real-time search results are integrated into Google and Bing

Image: Jose Aljovin

Search engines, Google and Bing, begin yielding real-time search results. Users can now find automatically refreshed updates from platforms such as Twitter and their favourite news outlets. 

What are your standout memories of 2009? Whatever they may be, we hope you’ve been able to thrive. Whether you’ve been part of the Click & Grow community from the start or whether you’ve joined us somewhere along the journey, we’re deeply grateful to have you on board. Here’s to many more years of growing the freshest food indoors.

To learn more about Click & Grow, head over to Discover how the Smart Garden 3 and Smart Garden 9 make growing fresh, organic food and flowers easier than ever.

Be sure to check out our blog for valuable features such as green living tips, ways to create sustainable homes, the importance of food safety, how to grow plants indoors, amazing life lessons plants teach us, and much more.

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