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Modular all-in-one chicken coop & garden composts too

This neat design includes raised gardening beds, a composting bin and a chicken coop that can be arranged in various configurations.

Thanks to rising food prices, food security concerns and a tide of skill-sharing and awareness, urban farming is gaining more of a foothold in cities today. Though we’ve seen small-scale windowfarms or backyard greenhouses, it’s always interesting to see more alternative designs that incorporate the raising of micro-livestock like chickens. Belgian Studio Segers‘ flat-pack modular urban gardening unit integrates both raised beds for growing food and a chicken coop, in addition to a composting bin and tool storage.

Made out of wood and formed chicken wire, “Daily Needs” is a one-stop gardening unit that allows gardeners to grow vegetables, raise chickens or other pets, and to close the cycle by composting any food scraps into more brown gold. Part of the structure can be modified to become a mini-greenhouse or coldframe, by using some kind of enclosure.

The modular nature of the design means that the various components can be arranged to suit different gardening workflows; a nice way to tailor it to almost any situation. You might see it for sale soon; having been awarded the Ovam Eco Design Award Pro in 2013, this design is now in the development phase. More over at Studio Segers.

Original Post from Kimberley Mok, Treehugger:
Modular all-in-one chicken coop & garden composts too

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