Two students, Tom Back and Ben Fursdon, made Kingston University proud of their inventions – namely a bee hive and a wormery. These two young designers invented these needful things out of the ordinary items, but conveying the message of green environment.
Tom Back (Thumb Design)’s Thrive Hive, is modern in it’s look. You may find that he has used traditional techniques of a Kenyan top bar and a traditional skep bee hive for added insulation in it’s structure. Back, thus, combined two ideas together. The moment you see the bee hive invention, you will be astonished to find that it is suitable for all heights, as an ordinary bee hive. In no time, you can hear the buzzing sound of the bees attracted to the bee hive. The end result would be honey, a light golden syrup and a good substitute for sugar. Now is the chance to witness your bees thriving in an urban environment.
Forsdon’s High Rise Wormery, is a boon to cooks who love to garden by using recycling materials. You will often come across kitchen scraps that can very well be re-purposed in your urban garden. If you have a balcony of your own, you can apply this theme. The food you waste, can readily be used to make compost. The nutritious compost forms food for the plants. You have to put the food waste in a trash can and the ready to use planter gets filled with the compost. The best part you are going to find is the liquid fertilizer that’s collected below the planter. The liquid fertilizer is going to be a booster in your garden. Use the liquid fertilizer as a tonic for your garden plants. Within no time, the plants will look healthier. Now you can bring the dream of an urban green kitchen into reality.