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Mobile micro-gardens designed to produce vegetables, fruits, roots, and herbs in reduced spaces, indoors or outdoors. A climate-controlled agricultural unit, the size of a shipping container, able to grow all sorts of food for small-scale cafeterias, restaurants, or bars. The self-contained farms allow small scale producers to grow a variety of items on-site and offer some of the freshest options possible. Microculture gardens could be a useful resource for producing a broad range of plant species, including leafy vegetables, fruits, root vegetables, herbs, and more. By shortening the distances between producers and consumers, prices would decrease, as shipping would get significantly cheaper. This farming solution could occupy viable spaces throughout urban communities with small-scale, self-sustaining food forests. This solution is designed to use less than one meter of space and could be constructed using re-purposed or up-cycled materials. The materials and designs would provide modularity, mobility, and easy replicability. Microculture gardens could also be used to feed isolated groups of people, like maritime crew members or even astronauts, while in missions. Low-income neighborhoods that often lack access to healthy food could benefit by having their communities surrounded by microculture gardens that provide fresh produce throughout the year. By letting communities manage their micro-gardens autonomously, they could not only offer self-sufficiency but also an income source as cultivated food could be sold.

Microculture

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Green biotechnology