Urban gardening compost system

final project in product design

  • product development and surface design
  • uniform appearance (pattern, colours, typography, materials)
  • development and design of packaging, manual


If you want to consume your groceries more consciously and produce them more environmentally friendly, just put some pots with crop plants on the windowsill or balcony. You save transportation and you can generate a material cycle by recycling your kitchen waste. Additionally, your plants will refresh the air you’re breathing every day. Butterflies will love it, too!

A Bokashi bucket easily takes in your entire kitchen waste (even meat, fish and dairy goods) easily, and is a kitchen-friendly, odourless and space-saving alternative to the compost heap. The waste doesn’t rot but ferment – just like sauerkraut. In that way, you will enrich the organic waste with vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants and produce a wonderful fertilizer.
What worms do for the worm compost, effective microorganisms (EM) do for the Bokashi. These consist of positive microorganisms like lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and photosynthesis bacteria.
They ferment the compost without emitting nasty smells.

Brandling worms are useful helpers which eat and digest your plant kitchen waste. While doing so, they produce worm humus with a loose consistency and many minerals, enzymes and microorganisms. With that super fertilizer, you aerate the soil and increase the water absorption capacity at once.
Over time, the soil is continuously enriched with a balanced concentration of nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, calcium as well as magnesium and minerals. That will strengthen and protect the plants against pathogenic microorganisms. The slightly acidic worm soil also prevents fungal infection,
which could harm the roots of your plants.

Compost tea connects almost all advantages of the worm humus with a quick administration form and an even higher concentration of helpful microorganisms. Tests proved that compost tea not only increases the growth and healthy development of plants but also provides protection against pests. While on production, most of all the aerobic bacteria multiply millionfold.
Especially silicic acid – which strengthens the plant’s leaves against stitches of greenflies – can easily be dissolved in compost tea and applied directly on the leaves.