26 Jun '11, 7pm

A Pack Full of Tools for Urban Farmers On the Go

Mirko Ihrig and Olli Hirvonen's five-piece "Urban Farming Tools " set comes with a sturdy, easy-to-clean waxed canvas backpack with places for each implement, including an outside strap for a detachable handle that works with the larger tools, all designed for ease of urban transport. The two master's students at the School of Industrial Design in Lund, Sweden, exhibited their kit at the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin this year. Portable Tools For City-Dwellers "Portability was our main focus as [at] many urban farms you can not leave your tools on [site] because they might get stolen or damaged," Ihrig wrote to Treehugger in an email about the project. "We chose the tools we [did] because according to our research [they are] the most basic tools you need for small-scale farming . And if you have them in your backpack and ride on your bike you can't carry too ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/pack-full-of-tool...

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