April 25th, 2012
Pictured above is the shipping container that was acquired by Hatch Container Farms, the recipient of our March Awesome Food grant. Hatch Container Farms is an international project based in Paris, France and Melbourne, Australia, which converts shipping containers into farms for refugee camps. (You can read the original grant announcement here).
The 20-foot container, which will be used as a concept unit for the Hatch model, was donated by Orient Overseas Container Line, a Hong Kong-based shipping and logistics company. The Hatch team used some funds from their Awesome Food grant to transport the container to farmland in Echuca, Australia, where they will covert the shipping container into a mobile farm. In addition to working on their concept unit, the Hatch team is also focusing on developing an app to connect the Hatch farms through Africa.
(Photo courtesy of Hatch)