Brendan Condon (The Cape)’s urban farming and stormwater harvesting company Biofilta has partnered with injection moulding company Von Pace Group. From this venture the duo has launched “FoodCube”, a product that could to transform city spaces into highly productive, efficient urban farms.
At 1 square metre in size, this self-watering planter is a modular format designed for quick assembly, with the potential to occupy small footpath verges, expansive rooftops and entire city blocks almost instantly.
The product is simple to operate and low maintenance according to Biofilta, with each FoodCube module capable of storing 110 litres of water at its base.
The advanced wicking bed system uses capillary action to keep plants hydrated while storing enough water to keep the garden fed “for a week during summer and up to a month during Winter.”