Building a remotely controlled city communal edible garden

Hi there,
I’m a researcher at RMIT university in Melbourne.
I would like to build a remote controlled edible garden.
The idea is to get people in large cities connected to the environment and one another through technology.
I am interested to see if anyone has applied the farmbot to something similar. Any advice, collaboration, ideas, suggestions are welcome.
I’m also looking
I was going to start from scratch and build something quite similar - but much simpler- to farmbot but I see this an amazing thing you have already created!
I want to give more control to the community though and allow them to manually control the process, less automation but more indicators.