Clever Composting for Kids


Introducing, Fytó – a kid-friendly way to bring awareness to food waste! Tapping in to kid’s enjoyment of smartphones, this thoughtfully designed composter gives little ones a window into the growth cycle of plants while they simultaneously learn about the value of food.

The upper section of the design features an opening where kids can feed their seedlings with food scraps. These are processed into nutritious compost by earthworms (an added bonus because kids love worms!). The entire process is made visible thanks to a clear 360 degree dome. By growing a fruiting or vegetable plant, kids can literally turn their food waste into food! Better yet, they can immerse themselves in the process with a dedicated smart app that provides growing tips and educates them to the chemistry and biology involved along the way.

Designer: Clara Fessler