Welcome to GreeFarm
The GreeFarm project intends to build a mechanical device to alleviate the physical burden of gardeners and agricultural enthusiasts by lowering the frequency of bending over while removing weeds from their roots during weeding.
After conducting interviews with gardeners and agriculture enthusiasts, it became clear that weeding is one of the most arduous and time-consuming activities in gardening. Not only can it cause physical strain and joint pain, but it can also detract from other important aspects of gardening, such as improving crop yield and ensuring worker safety. Here are four major factors why weeding has become a big problem for gardeners and agricultural enthusiasts.
A high frequency of bending down for a long period of time during weeding can lead to backache and joint pain which will lead to serious injuries, particularly for the elderly
There are plenty amount of weeds that grow on the surface of an area of soil. However, only a small amount of it can be cleaned at a time using existing tools during gardening.
Common weeds such as Parthenium Weed, Ragweed, and Rye Grass can lead to respiratory problems, itchiness, and skin rashes
The weeds will compete with the crops to get the nutrients needed resulting in bad crop quality and interfering during the harvesting process
How may we improve the current weeding methods to increase the efficiency and sustainability of farming?
There are three potential customers that we are targeting, which include:
Gardeners whose gardens are smaller than 300 meters square in wide
Commercial garden owned by government
Commercial garden owned by private properties