Ok perhaps I’m having a rabidly bright-green moment, but i rekon this artwork is pretty cool. An in-kitchen wormfarm, with built in chopping board! Nutrient cycling beneath the bench…
Yes, it’s conceptual, but still… if I was an apartment dweller, I’d be considering building a DIY version based this concept (the worm farm part, anyway)!
The project is Parasite Farm by Charlotte Dieckmann. It was produced in collaboration with Nils Ferber and Alexander Giesemann took the photos.
What an awesome concept for an apartment dweller! Not only is it green (in colour and ethos) but it gives someone living in an extremely small space aesthetics and the ability to take back a degree of control about their food and recycling choices. The Japanese would go nuts for this! Cheers for another really intersting and thought provoking post 🙂
Wahoo! That is so inspiring. It’s great as it stands as an idea for something to do, but it’s also great because of all of the principles – dual functionality, smart design, eco-driven, utility, chef ease. Love it. Thanks!
Great idea but we can do better than that. Add a second chute and you could save even more space by having it double up as a toilet. In fact, if you built your grow-light planters in a horseshoe shape around the kitchen-bench you could reach your tomatoes while sitting on the toilet, cut them up on the bench beside you, harvest the worm castings from beneath and fertilise your next crop, plus throw some worms to the chooks in the cage to your right without moving at all. A true closed loop and super efficient low-energy living. That’s the… Read more »
Now we’re talkin!
Cam you are hilarious! 🙂
Interesting and attractive idea for apartment dwellers if you cook at home once or twice a week but I think the system would get overwhelmed pretty quick?
I really like the pump, handle and hose idea and the harvesting grate may help speed things up too.
it’s a concept. That’s a great beginning. I like almost all the things about it except that (a) back flow smell might be an issue, as well as other creepy crawlies that might love the easy access ‘in chute’ and (b) you’d need enough light in the kitchen for the plants to grow and (c) I’d have a designated shelf system for it – to support the weight, to allow for any oops with water, in terms of the construction of the shelves, and not have books and folders because of the same oops with water. But hey, it’s gotta… Read more »
Love it Cam! The future is fertile!
Put it up on KickStarter and get it out there and built! 😀
Nice one Cam! Dont forget to trap all those gases you expel and use them to cook some of that delicious sauce. Tha’some hommme cookin!
Once it’s full what do you do?