Really hard to find Km Zero products in the city? Not necessarily!
It’s not just to make a simple vegetable garden on the balcony of your own apartment. For some people, in fact, is a real scientific research, which leads to projects that can save both water and money, and at the same time are integrated into the city life.
Here in Fandis, we get excited when a brilliant idea comes to light, especially if it goes hand in hand with respect for the environment and a greater attention to the consumption of natural resources.
In this case, the idea comes from Portugal, where there’s a growing attention from citizens regarding the origin of the foods they consume, and where a Portuguese start-up (Noocity Urban Ecology) has given rise to Noocity Growbeds, large self-irriganting pots, realized soon and made available for online purchase through a crowdfunding campaign launched on Indiegogo, where the project has reached 50% of its target in just three days.
Noocity Growbeds is presented as the ideal way to grow food at home or even on the apartment block terrace.
It’s a true ortho equipped with a system of self-irrigation, able to make the different crops independent for 3 weeks and ensuring a water savings up to 80%, compared to the systems of traditional cultivation.
Noocity Growbeds solves common problems such as excess water or insufficient irrigation and dramatically reduces water losses that occur through evaporation or drainage.
The creators, with the campaign presented on Indiegogo, intend to finance further research and development that will complete the project called Noocity Urban Food, for urban agriculture and sustainable diets, including the construction of a dryer for storage of garden products and a system for home composting, to help the crops grow. If you want to know more, you can follow the evolution of the Noocity Urban Ecology project on their Facebook page and support it on Indiegogo.