During the field visits and conversations with residents of Dois Palitos community, the Urban Agriculture Team found out that a significant amount of their income is spent on vegetables, herbs and spices. Therefore, growing their own food is an opportunity to redistribute their spending, but the lack of open space and lack of time make it challenging.
We developed vertical gardens that enable people to grow different crops in limited space constraints. These gardens will decrease the amount of money spent on food, increase the variety of food consumed and also improve their nutrition intake. Furthermore, the gardens use a drip irrigation system so that users don’t need to water their crops every single day.
The Final Prototype: