“Just from the name, Green City, we want to fill the Manila roof decks with the color green. It’s because we noticed that roof decks here are just bare, but we can make it greener and put use to it,” he says.
Outside a friend’s apartment door, Dom and his friends made the setup that would become the basis for continued research and development. The setup was made with styrofoam as the base of the growing lettuce and a high-powered light to mimic the sun. In 2-3 weeks, the seed grew to a beautiful, full-grown, and healthy vegetable that the team tasted after harvesting.
Green City is currently on the research and development stage
They plan to release their findings and blueprints for free online. You can help them achieve their dream of painting the cities green by donating to their patreon
What can you do?
- Learn more about urban farming and why it’s needed.
- Join the discussion on the possibilities of urban farming and other solutions that can be made.