If a greater assortment of tools were available to do the job, it's likely that more people would take up home gardening projects. The Planto System was a clever product of the Eating Sustainably initiative Design for Change challenge, showing everyday Torontonians that it isn't difficult to grow your own food.
Wesley Chau developed a collection of planters that serve to support the cultivation of vegetables and herbs from the earliest stages of sprouting to the later phase of harvesting. The plants that begin to flourish in the small, gridded compartments of the shallow box can be moved to the larger flower pots. These elements of the Planto System have been made from beautiful bent wood frames that are lined with molded pulp or PET fabric.
The Planto System Encourages Domestic Food Production
1. Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens - Developing innovative systems for growing vegetables and herbs at home on the countertop can encourage domestic food production.
2. Multi-stage Planters for Home Gardening - Creating planters that support cultivation of plants in different stages of growth can enhance home gardening projects.
3. Sustainable Eating - Designing sustainable gardening systems can inspire people to grow and consume their own food.
1. Home and Garden - The Home and Garden Industry can develop and market innovative gardening systems for urban households.
2. Sustainability - The industry of Sustainability can be a key driver in promoting eco-friendly and sustainable home gardening practices.
3. Consumer Goods - Developing innovative consumer goods for supporting domestic food production can disrupt the Consumer Goods industry.