Catching on to the fact that consumers are prioritising healthy and environmentally friendly living, IKEA has teamed up with British designer Tom Dixon to launch an urban farming project that encourages urban city livers to grow their own food close to home. They have developed a range of gardening products and tools that can be used by people living in the city to grow their own food and medicinal plants at home.
The concept is aimed to turn concrete homes into the new farmland, encouraging people to live a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. It is designed to educate on where different food comes from, eating seasonally and showing that food really can be grown within your own home. All the items will be available in IKEA stores globally in 2021. And with Ikea closing bigger out-of-town stores in favour for more urban locations, it will be even easier for green fingered fans to get their hands on the new range.
Ikea said: “If more greens were to be grown in homes, it would have a positive impact on the planet with fewer transports, lower water usage and less food waste. At the end of the day we need people to feel inspired to grow and harvest their own edibles within their homes and communities.”