A great paradox of urban life is that even – or perhaps especially – in areas of high-density living, people increasingly feel alone.
High-rise buildings present challenges for people’s quality of life - it diminishes people's participation in public spaces, resulting in social isolation. We shape the buildings and then the buildings shape us.
F.Ar.M concept gardens are intentionally designed and built in marginalised spaces in the heartlands to increase social interaction through gardening. Residents can bond over farming, learn from one another and be socially integrated in the community.
2. RAISED BEDS
We built raised garden beds that children, people with disabilities and older adults can access while sitting or standing. Raised garden beds allow you to plant from a raised level, without putting your back and shoulders in a compromised position.
Gardening in raised beds is an alternative to digging directly into your native garden soil. They are beneficial if you have concerns about potential soil contamination, such as near older homes where the soil may contain lead paint chips or dust which may be taken up by the edibles plants.
Raised beds also are a good idea whenever the existing native soil is of poor quality. When homes are constructed, the fill soil used around the yard and foundation may be of rather poor quality, with just a thin layer of topsoil spread on top in order to grow turf grass. Genuine gardening can be difficult in this soil, so a raised bed in which you can create your own garden soil is a perfect solution.
Our composter bin, with no energy required, decompose all types of kitchen scraps in an aerobic environment. Urban dwellers can easily convert their food scraps into useful fertilizer to sustain the garden.
Our composting machine is another a good complement to F.Ar.M concept garden in reducing food waste by composting waste in an aerobic environment using controlled parameters.. Embedded with a specially designed crusher, IoT system, and safety mechanism, it increases efficiency and lower carbon footprint.
By 2050, the world will need to produce up to 70 percent more food to feed about two billion more people, according to projections by the United Nations and scientists.
The COVID-19 lockdown helped reawaken the interest in growing food at home. Urban farming has much to offer in the wake of the pandemic - it could help communities boost the resilience of their fresh fruit and vegetable supplies, improve the health of residents and help them lead more sustainable lifestyles.
The optimal conditions for seed germination process can help to ensure reliable emergence rates and hence are key to yield potential and uniformity.
Here, we introduce GERMINATOR, a platform designed for automating seed germination for a variety of crop seeds.
The GERMINATOR structure is made out of aluminum and polycarbonate - built to withstand UV, and is waterproof and rust-proof.
6. SMART TECHNOLOGY
Making gardening "smart" doesn't mean that robots should take over and rob you of the joy of taking care of your garden! On the contrary, smart technology helps us take better care of our gardens, or facilitating certain mundane chores and processes - so that we will be able to spend more time to share gardening tips with one another, building relationships and interact with the community.
Development of smart technology specifically for the garden helps lower our carbon footprint, streamline certain processes and appliances, increase efficiency, convenience, generally enhance plant care and inform us of the best plants for specific sites.
7. RAINWATER HARVESTER
Being a tropical country, Singapore experiences rainfall throughout the year. Rainfall is plentiful in Singapore and it rains an average of 167 days* of the year.
[* A day is considered to have “rained” if the total rainfall for that day is 0.2mm or more.]
The rainwater harvester collects, stores rainwater, rather than allowing it to run off. Rainwater is collected from a roof-like surface and redirected to a tank and will be used for watering gardens.
Collecting rainwater means using less from the tap water. On a bigger scale, rainwater harvesting not only gives us a sustainable, renewable water source – it also helps to lower our ecological footprint.