“The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else.” ― Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain
Last week I posted what I thought to be an interesting article on my @reflections and Stuff Facebook page about an article stating that IKEA (yes, that IKEA … the Swedish-founded multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories, among other useful goods and occasionally home services₁) was releasing free plans for a sustainable garden that would provide food for an entire neighborhood. I thought it was strange but hey …. also a great idea and I went on to investigate what this really entailed.
The post mentions that the article was first published by “true Activist”₂ but I, for one, could not find it – clicking on the provided link would take me to an “unsecured” site, and I was not willing to risk my computer’s health this time out of pure curiosity. I am a frequent visitor of the IKEA website, so I figured if anything, they’d have something about this spherical garden. I was not able to find anything closely related to what I was looking for. Nor a “building kit” either. And I mean, it would have been completely within IKEA’s purview to offer one of those … But, unless I am a complete and utter doofus, I could not find anything about a “growroom” or anything closely related to it. So if any of you, people of the page, find any leads to the “growroom plans or kit on the IKEA website” I would appreciate it if you could forward me the links. Because such a kit, or even plans, really warrants some more consideration.