The Green Wheel is a new take on a NASA concept from the 80s
For people such as apartment-dwellers, The Green Wheel would allow them to grow a relatively large number of plants in a small area
By having the plants all rotating around one light source, less lighting would be needed
The plants would grow in a coconut fiber medium contained within individual perforated “vases”
The Green Wheel is an indoor gardening concept, in which hydroponically-grown plants rotate around a central light source
A diagram of The Green Wheel
Back in the 80s, NASA envisioned a system for growing herbs and other edible plants in the zero-gravity environment of a spacecraft. Although it never got off the drawing board, that system consisted of a rotating ring with built-in hydroponics, which the plants grew on the inside of. Flash forward a few decades, and Italian design firm DesignLibero has taken that concept and re-imagined it as a consumer device, known as The Green Wheel.
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