Factoring Urban Gardening into African’s Built Environment

Kumasi Academy STEM Team Shines, Grab Award & Major Deal


…. As ACEACFMS 2023 holds in Accra

Story: Mohammed Abu

Science, Technical and Mathematics (STEM) students from the Kumasi Academy Senior High School, in Ghana’s Ashanti Region excited participants with a great presentation on the science of urban gardening and vertical farming concept at the. maiden event of the African Continental Sustainable Built Environment Summit(ACEACFMS)held at East Legion in country’s capital of Accra, on Thursday, December, 14.

The science based urban gardening concept combines science and innovation that seeks to offer opportunity especially for vegetable crop production under an urban environment, where arable land and water meant for farming is virtually non-existent.

It was therefore not surprising that Kumasi Academy Senior High Schools was among the award winners in the Technologies and Innovation category during the awards segment of the summit that registered a total of nineteen (19) awardees under eight categories with 20 awards.

The school also clinched a major deal as the GM Bamboo Eco-City Ltd, the Principal. Consultant and partner of the African Continental Sustainable Built Environment Industry Summit(ACEACFMS-23) decided on the sidelines of the event to sign an MOU with it to work closely on a 166-acre Bamboo Eco-Tech-Industrial Garden City Projects in the Central region where 3,500 Sustainable Smart Infrastructure will be developed with integrated Smart Gardening Technologies.

An 80-feet x 160 feet plot has been given to the Kumasi Academy STEM Team by GM Bamboo Eco-City at the Bamboo Eco-City-2 to build the prototypes of their smart House and Urban Technologies.

The Bamboo Eco-Tech-City is located near cape Coast at Abankrom, Afenakrom & Damang in the Anomabo Traditional Area within the Mfantsipim Municipality in the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana.

GM Bamboo City will Partner with Kumasi Academy Senior High School to develop grant winning proposals to access fund to develop their technologies.



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