IKEA Just Released Free Plans for a Sustainable Garden That Can Feed a Neighborhood | True Activist

JoAnn Chateau

BY: Amanda Froelich

Learn how to build a spherical garden in 17 steps with this open source design provided by IKEA.

Credit: The Growroom

There’s a lot to appreciate about the Swedish company IKEA. From its numerous projects which have helped raise awareness about the Syrian peoples’ plight to its commitment to the environment by using mushroom-based packaging that decomposes within weeks, the furniture business is progressive, to say the least.

Now, IKEA has released open source plans for The Growroom, which is a large, multi-tiered spherical garden that was designed to sustainably grow enough food to feed a neighborhood. The plans were made free on Thursday with the hope that members of the public will invest their time and resources to create one in each neighborhood, if not in every person’s backyard.

The tools required to create the spherical garden include plywood, rubber hammers, metal screws, and diligence to follow the…

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