|Über uns||INTEGRATING NATURE AND URBAN LIFESTYLE | An open source design & Citizen science project | Indoor DIY Farming | by Labitat.dk & Biologigaragen.org | WIKI: https://labitat.dk/wiki/Indoor_Farming_Society|
Our mission is to Integrate nature and urban lifestyle and make cultivating plants indoor as fun and easy as possible to everybody, by:
* Developing an open source design platform by sharing the design and DIY-guides of our cultivation systems and how we integrate them into our lives.
* Share our failures and success on the best cultivation practice, for everybody to learn from.
* Build an open science knowledge database about plants suitable for indoor farming and collect and shares information on the best cultivation practices.
Recent years awareness around climate change, resource limitation and urbanization have resulted in a growing interest in sustainable living and urban gardening. Classic agricultural and biological research institutes and companies focus on green house and outdoor cultivation. To our knowledge currently no university have a research group focused on and addressing indoor gardening, and even less a focus on knowledge building and communication, in a form that can be used by normal citizens living with out access to a garden.
Nature is fantastic it gives joy and quality of life, but in architecture and design we still just see nature as a resource, we are currently using it, patching on nature as an aesthetic green-washing-band-aid, not integrating the biological and chemical process, the power, balance and sustainability of nature. Besides the recent years advances in biotechnology, electronics, nanotechnology and genetics all you have in your house is a single house hold plant, detached from the entire ecosystem of your life or the house, just standing there looking nice.
We can do better than this. We are bringing citizen science, urban gardening, architecture, plant nurseries, agriculture and horticultural science together to create a new platform that connects to modern urban lifestyle and the technological possibilities in the 21st century and in a sustainable way re-integrates nature into modern urban lifestyle.