The traditional process of transporting and selling vegetables involves multiple transportation links and layers of dealers before they reach people's tables. Notably, households contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 26% of total emissions in the UK, based on residency.Considering that the average new car emits 120.1g/km of CO2 and the UK has 19.3 million families, if every family went to the supermarket to buy vegetables three times a week, it would result in 2.2 billion kg of CO2 emissions per year. This emphasizes the urgency of making indoor planting more accessible and popular in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Consequently, planting vegetables at home would bring about a very intuitive reduction in carbon emissions.
The future methods of urban citizens farming are an area of exploration in this project. The objective is to understand how citizens cultivate crops at home and the challenges they encounter. As part of this inquiry, I am reevaluating my perspectives on urban farming, with a specific focus on the carbon emissions associated with food transportation. Additionally, I aim to investigate how our design can influence the behavior of urban farmers. It is crucial to consider the potential ripple effects that our designs may have on the urban environment and society in the future.