Thursday, September 24, 2009

plastic water bottle vertical garden in Kenya

afrigadget recently featured this invention they found in the backyard of Dominic Wanjihia. It's simple, but effective, and uses recycled plastic bottles.

Check it out here!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Clearing the slums

BBC recently reported that the Kenyan government is moving residents out of Kibera into local government housing. I remember seeing the buildings there in August (uninhabited), and asked a few people about why they were unused. Responses were centered around mistrust of the government and inequity in the moving process. The article is pretty helpful for understanding. Check it out!

Monday, September 7, 2009

World Food Program's blog feature on VertiGrow: Part II

The second part to the World Food Program blog feature on VertiGrow has been published! Read about Ellie's experience in Kibera this past summer here:

Stay tuned for more updates from VertiGrow this semester as we dive into Phase II of product design and development.