Folding Farm II ;
[a farm-to-market portable produce pavilion]
Collaborators: Chuck Huss, Jeff Poss
Honorable Mention: AIA Pop-up Competition
First Prize: Green Dot Awards, Personal Transportation Category
Folding Farm II (FFII) is a “green” produce transport vehicle and a deployable farm stand. It represents the modification of Folding Farm I (FFI), a working prototype conceived in 2012 as a bicycle-powered delivery system and market display for locally grown and sold produce. The next generation FFII, currently in development, decreases the weight and cost of the first prototype. Folding Farm II is a farm utility vehicle that delivers and displays produce for local marketplaces. These added values supersede its additional cost. In addition, it becomes a demonstrable design idea that serves an emblem for the environmental transformation of the local community. It reduces transport carbon emissions and acts as a movable “billboard” for local market goods.