LOST THE PLOT : an indoor allotment

Lost The Plot

Indoor Allotment & Urban Horticulture Incubator Space.
Horticulture, Education, Community Resilience, Social Enterprise
Dublin City, Ireland.

Would you like you to become a member of an indoor allotment ? or have a participatory role in this new project ?

We are currently seeking individuals and groups to become involved with our new urban horticultural project, if you would like to participate please fill in the form below and start your journey to establishing one of the world's first indoor allotments.

As you know, transportation & sourcing of food has a huge impact on the planet’s resources. That can change, if food could be grown where it is most needed. Have we LOST THE PLOT ?

Urban Farm's LOST THE PLOT seeks to reduce Ireland’s reliance on imported food & example the reuse of wasted resources with urban ecological solutions, products and enterprises.

By providing a comfortable growing space 365 days a year with an indoor allotment, LOST THE PLOT can be an excellent amenity while also providing a classroom, social venue and showroom for environmental technology, offering a range of workshops and events that give the citizens of Ireland the opportunity to gain experience with sustainable urban life.

LOST THE PLOT will also host traditional cultural events, poetry readings, guest talks, social and community happenings, in this way, LOST THE PLOT is a living project that combines nature, technology and culture in a unique way.

LOST THE PLOT will act also as a community plant nursery, germinating flower, house & vegetable seeds and propagating plants to be distributed into the local area, taking the hard work out of growing from seed & introducing new plant varieties to the community.

Providing aquaponic and hydroponic systems growing under LED lighting for the production of fresh local produce & plants.

LOST THE PLOT will be tended to by experienced aquaponic and hydroponic gardeners, alongside beginner gardeners and participants learning new life skills, altogether they will help monitor the environmental conditions for an ideal indoor allotment, such as temperature, humidity, air-flow and factors like water chemistry and nutrient levels, and they will provide this as a service to plot holders, with notifications and updates for plot holders about their particular plots progress.

To further the projects reach, several urban horticulture businesses will be established, these participatory social enterprises enable the project to reach a nationwide audience with various produce, services and products, whilst also engaging life skill participants within the day to day management and running of these sustainable businesses.

The initiative serves as an incubator for urban ecological solutions, for its service users, and exhibits them to the public, while reducing food miles to food meters by delivering a supply of healthy and nutritious food, food products and plants to local residents, surrounding areas and nationwide. All collections and deliveries in the city will be maintained by a pedal cargo bicycle, ensuring emission free, green distribution and transportation.

Do you want to become a member of an indoor allotment ? or have a participatory role in this new project ? http://www.urbanfarm.ie/lost-the-plot.html
Email address *
Do you grow any of your own food or plants ? *
If Yes, where do you grow your food or plants ?
Do you have a business idea for growing food or plants in the city ? *
Would you like to earn a revenue from urban horticulture by growing and selling produce in the city ? *
If Yes, tell us how and why you would like to earn a revenue from urban horticulture ?
Are you a member of a community garden, urban horticulture project or any other sustainability initiatives ? *
If Yes, which initiatives are you already participating with ?
Do you have experience with hydroponics ? *
Do you have experience with aquaponics ? *
Do you have experience with growing mushrooms ? *
Can you tell us about your experience with hydroponics or aquaponics or growing mushrooms ?
What age group suits you best ? *
Do you live in Dublin ? *
If No, where do you live ?
Would you like to become a member of an indoor allotment in Dublin? *
If Yes, why would you benefit from having a plot in an indoor allotment ?
If you had a plot in an indoor allotment, what days would you mostly visit ? *
If you had a plot in an indoor allotment, what times would you mostly visit ? *
What plants or food would you like to grow in an indoor allotment ?
Would you like to cultivate mushrooms in the city from waste resources ? *
If Yes, why would you like to grow mushrooms from waste resources in the city ?
Do you have experience with IOT ( internet of things ) *
If Yes, what experience do you have with IOT ?
Would you like to have a participatory role within this new project ? *
If Yes, what skill sets can you provide to this new project ?
Do you have experience related to grassroots projects ? *
If Yes, what experience do you have with grassroots organisations ?
Are you involved with social entrepreneurship ? *
If Yes, what is your involvement with social entrepreneurship ?
Are you trained in horticulture ? *
If Yes, what training do you have in horticulture?
Do you have any further comments or thoughts about the project ?
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