IKEA garden sphere: free plans for a sustainable garden

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IKEA just released free plans for a sustainable garden and it’s beautiful.

It’s probably safe to say that you or someone you know have IKEA furniture in your home. If you have had the pleasure of building any of the Swedish company’s furniture, then you’ve felt the overwhelming frustration, but also the sweet feeling of success once finished. Well, now you can use your IKEA skills and use them for something better than a new desk.

Last Thursday, Space10, an IKEA lab, used for futuristic, sustainable designs released the plans for The Growroom, which is a big, multi-tiered spherical garden. The garden has the ability to grow enough food for an entire neighbourhood. IKEA is hoping to empower local food growing. To help turn this plan into action, Space10 made the plans free for everyone.

“Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model,” Space10’s press release reads. “It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from…the challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.”

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