LAGOS, Nigeria; 21 September, 2017
With four events planned for 2017, TEDxGbagada officially kicked off this year’s events on Thursday, September 7, 2017 with a first of its kind; TEDxGbagada Adventure. This event was a journey around Lagos to explore three core parts ranging from the impact of technology on manufacturing, smart farming, and the beauty of nature through sustainability and animal rescue. With an impressive line-up of masterminds taking us behind-the-scenes to share their innovative world, from turning sketches to reality with the help of 3Dprinting, to farming in space, the TEDxGbagada Adventure gave participants the opportunity to interact with ideas most get to watch only during a TEDx Talk.
The adventure began at the GE Lagos Garage; a skill-building program which aims at reawakening the culture of creating products using advanced manufacturing. The garage air was filled with fresh ideas and raw inspiration.
The TEDxGbagada Adventure participants experienced the wonders of 3D technology and got a snap-shot of the enormous potential that exists within the tech space as they viewed [success stories] videos of graduates from the GE Lagos graduate program.
The second stop was PS Nutraceuticals, the home of Smart Farming, were attendees met Ogbole Samson, the co-founder. He broke down the concept of “farming in space” and enlightened participants on the process of Smart Farming.
The idea, according to Samson, was born from the realization of the fact that the world is running out of arable land to cater for the growing population in the future. He proposes automated technology in farming can play a major role in solving these challenges as farming can be achieved without the use of land, hence the name; “farming in space”.
From giving the attendees a tour around his farm, to showing them how to “smart plant” sweet potatoes, Samson opened everyone’s minds to the future of agriculture; the power of leveraging on advanced technology in farming.
To end a thrilling, mind-opening adventure, attendees were led on a tour around the beautiful LUFASI Park by Social Prefect Tours Founder, Chiamaka. With the increasing urbanization, the quality and quantity of nature experiences are fast decreasing.
The existence of parks such as LUFASI Park, play a major role in preserving nature for the social, cultural and environmental benefits. There is so much we miss by refusing to get outdoors and find fun and exciting ways to experience and enjoy nature to its fullest, to appreciate its beauty and importance.
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