Rooftop Garden Container 01

Overview

These light weight garden containers have been designed for edible rooftop gardening which will allow one to grow any vegetable on rooftops or balconies.

  • To promote edible rooftop gardening in urban areas.
  • To provide an affordable solution for rooftop container gardening.
  • To enthuse people to start growing edibles rather than only ornamental plants.

Introduction

India has recently been witnessing high inflation rates especially on food items. Continuous population increase, rapid loss of agricultural land, erosion of topsoil and water shortage in many areas of India contributes to this.

Food security and food sovereignty are becoming real concerns for an increasing number of people. At the same time, modern agriculture and the food processing industries are being questioned for their views toward social justice and environmental well-being. People want to know how the food they consume is being produced and often motivated to start supporting some of their food needs by growing vegetables in whatever space is available to them.

These rooftop garden containers have been developed to answer this need and hence promote urban agriculture. This light weight container for edible roof top gardening allows one to grow nearly any kind of vegetables on rooftops and balconies.

Developed and tested in Auroville, this soft and flexible container has been designed for urban areas (size: 30x30x30 cm). It is made from UV stabilized HDPE materials. Easy to install and maintain, it is beginner-friendly product.

The Team

Apoorva Gadgil-Gijare
Daniel Ojeda
Prakash
Martin Scherfler