Damion Rossolimos

Damion Rossolimos

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Imbali

Educational cultivation pod

Imbali is a portable cultivation pod that may be used by South African schools and daycare centres. The item will harvest nutritional and medicinal produce in an educational manner whilst allowing mobility to reduce theft and promote care during school holidays. The device will harvest rainwater as well as maintain a certain level of ‘water-smarts' by retaining moisture within the growing medium thus allowing the product to maintain a level of self-sufficiency when care is not available. The cultivation pod is made from up-cycled waste materials that may be found in the local townships and/or with a manufactured component. This design detailing is distributed via a toolkit through NGOs, swap-shops and community members.