Grow your own spherical garden courtesy of IKEA Labs and Space10


IKEA Labs has partnered with Space10 to bring consumers their very own multi-tiered, spherical garden called the ‘Growroom’ with some assembly required.

Everyone should have access to their very own garden for fresh, non-toxic food and sustainability promotion. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own garden but not sure where to begin – fear not because IKEA Labs has partnered with Space10 to bring consumers their very own multi-tiered, spherical garden.

Space10 offers futuristic, solutions-oriented designs and recently released open source plans for The Growroom build.

Check it out:

According to the Huffington Post:

"The Growroom was designed by Space10 and architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum. And all it takes to complete the 17-step, architect-designed DIY garden of your dreams is plywood, a visit to your local community workshop, rubber hammers, metal screws and some patience."

Furthermore, the Growroom was intended to be a community garden. Apparently it has the potential to provide fresh food for an entire neighborhood. But, of course it could be built in your backyard to feed your family and friends.

Building the Growroom may be a challenge but if you’re inspired to build it, you could be providing your community and family with locally-sourced food that is more healthy and more safely gathered.

Space10 is encouraging future gardeners to take part in their project for some very important reasons:

"Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. … The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.The Growroom …is designed to support our everyday sense of well being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants. The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture."

Gardening Requires Time and Patience

Patience may be the most important quality to possess when building any IKEA furniture. If you’ve ever built an IKEA desk or dresser than you might understand how intimidating the process can be. But, in the end it was all worthwhile and you have a new piece of furniture to marvel at forever.

That’s how I feel about gardening. When I started planting a small garden a few years ago it was intimidating. But after some research, patience, and determination I was successful in growing tomatoes, peppers, sweet peas, green beans and even strawberries all in containers! Now, with a larger yard I aim to plant a much larger garden with more variety.

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Working with your hands and watching a plant grow to fruition is so fun and satisfying. I urge anyone interested in gardening to rent a gardening book, visiting a local nursery and get started this spring and summer!