About Us

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  • Our Challenge

The challenge our project will address is achieving food security by allowing consumers to grow foods in their own houses. This project can lead to innovation by improving agricultural productivity, benefiting the local community, and contributing to sustainability. By creating a micro-greenhouse suited for houses, transportation costs will plummet since foods would not come from suburbs, resulting in an alleviated cost in food in general. If this project succeeds, there will be an increase in supply for foods because it will be produced not only from suburban farmers but also from household farmers. This will grant access for more individuals to purchase foods and also mitigate global hunger. Also, the food will have sufficient and safe nutrition since there will be no use of pesticides which can be harmful to the human body. Users can assure that the greens are healthy because the foods are grown by their own hands. We also hope for a reduction in the production cost, by using sustainable materials and reusing resources when growing the greens. Our aim is for the micro-greenhouse kit to be accessible with local communities and broad uses. The micro-greenhouse can also be used as an educational kit for schools while learning about food security, sustainability, designing, and global hunger. Students can assemble their own kit of micro-greenhouse and experience growing foods in a sustainable way. By satisfying these functions, our micro-greenhouse would help our community to develop as a sustainable city and increase food security.

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  • Community Involvement

This project is not only a project associated with us two students, but it also involves the whole community. As our inquiry question is “How can we make an optimal micro-greenhouse to provide to the local community and educate them to mitigate the problem of food security?”, all of our processes are regarding the needs of our community. We would interview and get help from local farmers to gather information about the essentials in farming. We would interview environmental movement organizations for making the educational information that would be included in the kits we would provide to our community. We would meet specialists both in and out of school for technical support. In terms of inspiration, as we will make Micro-greenhouse Kits which is optimal for the local environment, and provide them to other students and community members, they would have access to the technical skills and innovation and be aware of food security and alleviation of it. This would help them develop as independent learners and future leaders who would also deal with the problem of sustainable development of cities. Moreover, other students could participate in this project by helping us build kits after we make the design and use the laser cutter and 3D printer to make it. Some could even help make educational packets about sustainable cities and how to use micro-greenhouse. By providing chances to participate, they would learn how to be more active and engaged in solving problems in the local community.

  • Phases of the Project

There are largely 3 phases of our project. The first phase is to make the most optimal micro-greenhouse using our designing and programming skills. The second phase of our project is to provide the optimal micro-greenhouses that we built to people and organizations in the local community, especially to those who struggle to access fresh vegetables due to any reasons. The last phase of our micro-greenhouse project is to make our greenhouse in the form of an educational kit and sell it internationally so that students from all around the world could experience building a small greenhouse, programming the greenhouse using Arduino, and growing food in a sustainable way.

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Seonwoo Lee

  • Branksome Hall Asia Class of 2022

  • Co-leader of the project, "Greenhouse in the Street".

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Jisu Hong

  • Branksome Hall Asia Class of 2022

  • Co-leader of the project, "Greenhouse in the Street".