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FOOD MAP DESIGNS: Gardening for the Space-Challenged

Posted By Olivia Chen On August 14, 2008 @ 12:30 pm In Botanical,Design for Health,Gardening,Urban design | 3 Comments

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We’ve all heard that growing food for ourselves [2] is good for the planet as well as the soul, but between finding the space and then remediating the soil, growing an edible garden [3] can go from being a simple idea to a gargantuan task. Fortunately for space-challenged gardeners, Food Map Design [4]’s growing container offers an incredibly easy and sleek solution for those with little room to grow.


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The body of Food Map Design’s mobile container garden is made of 100% recycled polyethylene and supported by a steel frame that is also 40-60% recycled, giving it a sleek, simple aesthetic backed up by solid eco-conscious manufacturing. The polyethylene material is also contoured to allow water to drain evenly, helping plants grow healthy.

Manufactured by Food Map Designs [4], the company defines ‘food mapping’ as “the creative act of locating your own healthy, local, and sustainable food source.” Having forged a connection between two seemingly unrelated words, the food container offers a way to bridge the gap between where we live and where the food we eat comes from.

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/14/food-map-designs-gardening-for-the-space-challenged/

[2] growing food for ourselves: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/10/edible-estates-goes-to-print/

[3] edible garden: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/30/leah-gauthiers-micro-farming-sow-in-project/

[4] Food Map Design: http://stores.foodmapdesign.com/StoreFront.bok

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