Green Wheel is a conceptual revolutionary rotary hydroponic system developed by NASA in order to provide continuous supply of fresh herbs and salad in spacecraft. Designer Libero Rutilo wanted to transfer the concept into our daily life and so far it looks pretty promising. This rotary garden could be the first one to become an iconic object in your home for both its unique design and benefits.
If you compare this to conventional garden, Green Wheel provides more advantages. For example, you can produce a variety of agricultural products from the convenience of your own living room. By growing your own herbs and vegetables, it can also mean eliminate the need for all that fuel consumption to take you to supermarket as well as plastic packaging consumption. Yep, it is an eco-friendly device.
The other benefit from the Green Wheel hydroponic system would be the growing area especially if you live in an apartment or a flat. The unique round structure features a light source at the center of the wheel whereby all plants have access to the light source. By positioning the lamp closer to the plants you can reduce power consumption in contrast with traditional garden lighting.
Green Wheel consists of a round solid surface structure that hides the engine inside. It rotates the plant slowly and has its own water reservoir and pump system for automatic plant irrigation. Vases and cover vases are placed in the perforated inner wheel. Each vase contains coco fiber, which provides perfect support for the plant and its roots. With a custom app, you can maintain this system from the illumination, water level to temperature of the light via your smartphone or a tablet.