The hydroMazing Smart Garden System does not require an Internet connection in order to grow plants. The Internet access is for you, the user and administrator of the system and any updates that I release. Data logged by the system is saved locally on the Raspberry Pi where it is processed. I designed hydroMazing Smart Garden System to grow with you as you become more advanced in your growing knowledge and techniques. The default system settings are set to grow most herbs and lettuces. These settings also include the notifications that you will receive when the system detects issues.