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5-piece Urban Farming backpack set of tools

Design student’s idea for community gardeners on the go

By Olli Hirvonen (With Mirko Ihrig), third year industrial design student from Lahti Institute of Fine arts and Design, currently studying abroad in the Lund University’s Master Programme in Industrial Design.

Urban farming makes sense in many ways: It is good for your health, fitness, the environment and, since you grow your own food locally even for your budget. The five-piece “Urban Farming Tools”-set comes with a backpack in which all the tools find their place. The detachable handle of the bigger tools can be strapped to the outside of the backpack, so you can easily transport everything on the way to your plot.

Urban farming tools is a set consisting out of five tools and a backpack. The tools can be stored inside, while the handle of the bigger tools can be taken off and mounted on the side of the backpack. Like this you can transport everything nicely on the way to your plot. Urban farming makes sense in so many ways: It is good for your health, fitness, the environment and since you grow your own food locally even for your budget.

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7 comments

1 Mary M Fischer { 06.27.11 at 7:52 am }

I really like it! Where can I buy one?

2 ken hargesheimer { 06.27.11 at 8:33 am }

These students need to learn that those tools are not necessary to garden. I know people who farm 10 acres of corn and beans, alone, using only a machete.

Organic, no-till gardening/mini-farming in permanent beds, with permanent paths/tracks, using hand tools, power hand tools or small tractor, takes almost no funds, doubles yields, reduces labor by 50% to 75%, reduces input/expenses to nearly 0 [buy seed?], increases soil fertility, stops soil erosion, eliminates most weed, disease and insect problems and greatly increases profits. Drip or DIY drip or DIY bucket drip irrigation as needed. minifarms@gmail.com for free dvd.

Ken Hargesheimer

3 James DeDecker { 06.27.11 at 2:10 pm }

Ken, These are hand tools. Human beings have been using simple tools for thousands of years for a reason. I can tell you, biking down the road with a full size hoe or shovel is not the answer. This is.

4 Ian Thompson { 06.28.11 at 5:19 am }

Yeah, not sure what you are gettin’ at Ken. Those tools are about as simple as they get…

5 lindsay { 06.28.11 at 8:43 am }

nor can you 5 or 10 gallon tree using a machete. good for cutting, not so great for the digging and specialized pruning. the japanese are the best at it and even they use simple tools.

6 lindsay { 06.28.11 at 8:44 am }

sorry, i meant plant a tree/ shrub.

7 Jordan { 06.28.11 at 9:07 am }

Looks pretty cool to me! I love that there are multiple gardens through out the city!