An indoor garden designed to enable city dwellers to cultivate herbs within the home.
By 2050, world population is expected to reach 9.6 billion. It is further estimated that 70% of the population will be living in an urban setting. This is encouraging agricultural development for the sustainment of food and in the process providing solutions to some of the problems surrounding industrial farming. This includes resource depletion, pollution and the loss of biodiversity. Eco playfully responds to these issues by creating conditions to grow, harvest and consume food within the urban home. By combining nature and technology, the product subtly invites individuals to recognise the social, economic and environmental benefits of urban farming.
How it Works
The product aims to provide appropriate conditions for growing within the urban household. Designed with city dwellers in mind, Eco offers a low-maintenance approach to growing for those with busy lifestyles. The self-watering system uses embedded sensors to detect and alert the user when water levels are low and need to be replenished. This is communicated on the face of the light/ clock- when the product requires maintenance the time will disappear under a red light and will return when the user has attended to it.
Exhibited at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Degree Show, May 2017
Exhibited at New Designers Part 2, July 2017
'Two Minutes with Rebecca Williamson' interview with Creative Dundee, September 2017
Guest Speaker at Creative Dundee's Make/Share on Sustainable Making, February 2018