What do the Manly Boathouse and the Wild Canary restaurant in Brookfield have in common? They both use Airgarden, a revolutionary gardening technology that enables restaurants to give diners an authentic garden-to-table experience. Simple, sustainable, zero-waste.
Airgarden, one of the latest and most advanced gardening systems in the industry, is a vertical and soil-less system that can grow up to five times as many produce at three times the speed, using 95 percent less water than the average patch of vegetables.
The system was introduced by Brisbane entrepreneurs Prue and Tom Bauer, making use of ‘aeroponics,’ technology that scientists at the National Aeronautics Space Administration in the United States use to grow crops in space.
Aeroponics revolves around growing plants in an environment laden with mist and air rich with nutrients. No soil is necessary, as the seeds are planted in pieces of foam or pots exposed to light and mist.
What gives it an edge over other systems is how it only takes up one square metre of space, making it the perfect size for someone’s balcony, patio, and other small and tight-fitting outdoor spaces.
Airgarden first launched amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Because it enables people to grow large numbers of crops in such a short span of time, Airgarden has become the perfect system for restaurants such as Brookfield’s Wild Canary to grow food for their restaurant’s use, revolutionising the urban gardening scene and giving diners a true urban farm-to-fork experience..
At Wild Canary, people are free to pick only what they need without harming the environment in any way, creating zero-waste recipes that deliver food straight from the garden and onto the dining table. The cafe’s naturalistic focus lets customers unwind in a botanical bistro with a beautiful garden setting, with ingredients grown using Airgarden.
Despite the system’s use across the country, it still requires additional funding if it is to develop and grow to become a household name in the industry. Those interested in learning more about Airgarden and assisting with their crowdfunding campaign can do so via their website.
Wild Canary can be found at 2371 Moggill Rd, Brookfield, open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends. For more information, visit their website here. Follow their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and announcements concerning the restaurant.