If you’ve ever wished that you could get a head of lettuce out of the vending machine instead of a Snickers, you may be in luck. Garden vending machines called “The Chef’s Farm” are becoming popular in Japan.
The machines are designed to grow plants without the use of sunlight, and are perfect for urban environments. They will marketed towards restaurants who are looking for fresher produce and also want to save money (the machine will pay itself off within five years).
This is such a great idea, especially for big cities that don’t have room for gardens!
[Image via Re-Nest.]