“skyfarm” is the latest project created by Manuel Dreesmann. Its a new concept to grow food on your balcony.
+ Design statement by Manuel Dreesmann
We are facing big global issues in the next decades.
Our own consumption of energy and materials give by mother nature is way too much to keep our global system running in the future as it is at the moment. We as the first generation of its kind have to make a global change to reduce our consumption. In order to this we have to grow our food as near to our homes as possible to reduce the negative environmental impact by transportation. More and more people become citizens and so by now there are more people living in urban than in rural areas. So how can we provide a solution for the minimalistic space thats available for them to grow food?
With the growth of cities the height of the buildings is raising. And so there are less gardening spaces but more balconies. So my idea is to use this minimal space on the balcony to grow your own food. But most of the balconies offers small space for gardening. The space on the floor is mostly needed for placing your chair and tables. But they offer a lot of unused space above your head. This is the space for the skyfarm!
The skyfarm consists of a moulded acrylic sphere where you can grow your delicious herbs for dinner. Its attached to the ceiling of your balcony. With a simple pull the height can be adjusted. Whether it might be over the head for a nice talk with your friends on the balcony, or spread over the whole height during your vacation.
You can grow your own food, which means you can be sure that no toxics are sprayed and you can see by yourself the process from a little seed to a delicious arugula salad.