A material template becomes an agro ecology tool, technique and strategy used to integrate a capacity building model into a high-capacity greenhouse-style habitat called a silo-soil planter. Recycle/re-purpose coconut fiber and fence mesh, the rapid-assembly planters deliver gardens into urban spaces, restaurants, school yards, brown-fields restoration. The vertical-cubic productivity sites demonstrate an agro- ecology practice at 500 planters per hectare. All seasons. All weather. All Terrain.

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Education, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Other

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Raymond Michael Corbin

Director Project Development agro-ecology

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Our core objective is to direct a knowledge and materials transfer initiative through a two-day workshop and orientation program. Consequently, this will enable a concept of hi capacity and high efficiency by applying a best practices strategy for use in the work stations and to deliver new capacity and a land conversion factor of 100 meters per unit. The work station enclosure is the silo soil planter. It is a series of garden containers arranged vertically within the spacious one or two level structure. It resembles a type of terrarium, micro habitat and greenhouse hybrid. Once initiated, it is used to bring new crop production into small spaces, urban landscapes, fields, yards, rooftops and more. All weather. All terrain. Mobile. All season. Expandable frameworks.


Local Agriculture and Horticulture models that demonstrate a selection of entry level and startups in sustainable food systems, food planning for families, crop planning, agriculture assist and relocation, enterprise development and market gardening.

Impact and Results

The activation of capacity building tools and techniques using repurposed or local raw materials will enable a small and medium scale development, driving scalable models for communities.

Next steps and how to get involved

If interested in hosting by offering space at your resort or community or as a sustainable food industry proponent or to sponsor this sustainable development initiative send an email to:
Attention: RMC project director