The mini-farm is currently producing tomatoes, eggplants and hot peppers, but with autumn on the way they will soon be switching to different seasonal produce. The vegetables are grown using automatic irrigation systems, and LED lighting supplements the daylight that floods in through the mall’s windows.
Currently the agricultural project is hosting bi-monthly activities to try to encourage participation. They are bringing in horticulture experts to help introduce participants to basic growing concepts so that they can raise their own fruit and vegetables. Visitors are taught how to sow seeds in a little planting box, which, once sprouted, can be picked up and taken home.
Photos by Helen Morgan for Inhabitat