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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

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The Food Chain

The Food Chain is a modular, home growing system designed to combat the problems of food insecurity and the disconnection of humans and nature caused by urbanization.

The system is composed to two elements – a hanging garden and a subscription-based service that provides users with everything needed to grow a specific plant. The Food Chain hanging garden uses natural light and an auto watering system to grow vegetables in small apartments. Users cultivate their hanging gardens by installing Grow Pods, pre-packed mixtures of seeds, soil and fertilizer, distributed through a delivery service on a subscription basis. When it is time to harvest a plant, the exhausted pod is mixed with food scraps and returned to the “pod factory” where it is used to make nutrient-rich soil for new pods. By reimagining the act of cultivating food, The Food Chain provides the opportunity for people with limited space, time, and agricultural knowledge to grow their own vegetables.

Pratt Institute

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The Food Chain

The Food Chain is a modular, home growing system designed to combat the problems of food insecurity and the disconnection of humans and nature caused by urbanization.

The system is composed to two elements – a hanging garden and a subscription-based service that provides users with everything needed to grow a specific plant. The Food Chain hanging garden uses natural light and an auto watering system to grow vegetables in small apartments. Users cultivate their hanging gardens by installing Grow Pods, pre-packed mixtures of seeds, soil and fertilizer, distributed through a delivery service on a subscription basis. When it is time to harvest a plant, the exhausted pod is mixed with food scraps and returned to the “pod factory” where it is used to make nutrient-rich soil for new pods. By reimagining the act of cultivating food, The Food Chain provides the opportunity for people with limited space, time, and agricultural knowledge to grow their own vegetables.

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