Fab-Culture Perma-Lab Little Pot 2018

The aim of this 10% project for you, my peach, to invent and resolve to design a proto-typable, Permaculture orientated product, to inspire, innovation and attract users to Fab Labs and Permaculture, as well as show the potential of these two initiatives. This empowers prospective communities to recreate your invention, which in the process of making, cultivates learning, the transfer of knowledge, skill sharing and innovation. Your design solution will also illustrate how Permaculture can improve communities and inform design and new designers.

This year Fab Lab, Permaculture and the Living Room are working together like ctrl C & ctrl V. The Living is a space to inspire and is all about promoting a unique urban eco-system. Greenside Design Center, Fab Lab, Permaculture, The Living Room and their sister project Temple Botanica will be working together to create a new sustainable environment for communities, business initiatives and designers

Temple Botanica is a location right outside Jo’burg city and is a paradise for plants to thrive with their iconic geo-dome as well as spacious, cascading back yard. Temple Botanica aims to grow and care for plants in the most sustainable ways as possible along with keeping their restaurant, The Living Room running, with décor coming from Temple B as well as providing an Airbnb on Temple Botanica.


Problem Statement: “Little Pot” is a manual for patients who suffer from chronic pain. The manuals intended purpose is to aid patients in growing cannabis for its medical properties.


The short term group is going to design a system that helps patients
• Plant
• Process
• Preserve

As a group we created designs for:

  • Branding
  • Website
    • The website not only has extra information on the Plant, Process Preserve methods, but links to Apps that can help patients track that cannabis intake. These apps have a chat platform for patients to connect.
    • The Website blog functions serves as an online support for patients to exchange information
    • The website gives valuable information about cannabis strains and dispensaries. It provides a platform to learn about the distinct characteristics of cannabis strains, their medical qualities, and the possible side effects.
  • Little Pot and Tag
    • The pots are used to create eco-friendly recyclable cannabis growing systems for household users at a low cost or as a DIY program. The pots are for personal use and most importantly to have cost effectiveness for all classes and the functionality of being portable as well as bringing the best quality of growth for the plant.
  • Social Media Campaign