The world's first open-source collaborative platform to create self-sustaining spirulina
growth, village waste management and energy production systems.
What is spirulina?
Spirulina is one of the world's most nutritionally balanced food, packed with over 70 nutrients. It contains a broad range of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, nucleic acids and enzymes. It’s also a complete protein with all essential amino-acids.
Spirulina is a microscopic, multi-cellular organism that is grown in a water based-medium. As a crop, spirulina is non-seasonal, doesn’t require soil to grow, breathes out oxygen, and is extremely conservative of water, energy and land compared to other protein sources. Spirulina is also easier to grow than a vegetable garden, and can be grown both indoors and outdoors, in spaces big and small. In optimal growth conditions, they double their population approximately every 24 hours.
“Spirulina is the best food for tomorrow, the answer to world food hunger and malnutrition.”
-- United Nations, 1974
How it works
The following video illustrates a virtual tour of the growth system GrowPlan seeks to create via open-source collaboration. In upcoming months, new funtionality will be added to GrowPlan to allow people from around the world to collaborate on design of this concept in a Research & Development - It- Yourself manner.
We at GrowPlan believe that a design for this kind of project belongs to the world, and thus have opted to build an open-source collaboration platform for volunteers around the globe.
We’re currently designing the collaboration spaces for each component of the project. Please sign up for updates as we move closer to roll-out!