Focus: Land Resources
Location: Berlin, Germany
InFarm is a farming incubator founded by Guy and Erez Galonska. Their mission is to provide urban communities with the freedom to grow fresh, local, organic produce, no matter the season, right at home.
After an incredible vacation to the Canary Islands in 2011, the Galonska brothers returned to Berlin with a desire to grow their own fresh vegetables, and free themselves from a dependence on frozen vegetables. Today, food travels about 1,500 kilometers, goes through 28 different pairs of hands, and wastes incredible amounts of valuable energy before it lands on our plate. InFarm envisions a greener future where a network of indoor urban farmers grows their own food, and exchanges fruits, vegetables, and seeds.
In the summer of 2013, InFarm showcased indoor farming and led workshops on microgreens and hydroponic systems at Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin’s mobile urban farm. More recently, InFarm has partnered with Stockholm Design Group, Tomorrow Machine, to develop a Microgarden for urbanites to enjoy at home. Inspired by origami, this transparent kit folds into a mini-greenhouse, allowing users to watch the entire growing process. After 10 to 14 days, the nutritious microgreens are ready to eat, without the need for any watering. In addition, the company plans to develop a platform which will bring together all the knowledge and resources needed to grow food indoors.
InFarm is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. Their goal is to raise at least 15,000 euros to conceive, produce, and deliver the Microgarden. Clearly, growing fresh produce at home is no longer a futuristic concept. The indoor urban farming revolution has begun.
Environmental Impact: Avoided CO2 emissions, conserved water, efficient land use
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