Innovative Vertical Window Gardens
Sometimes, all it takes to live sustainably is a little creative vision. Just take a look at this concept for vertical window farming for the living room, kitchen or even office. Window farms are vertical drip system gardens planted in recycled plastic containers and grown hydroponically, meaning that plants are put in water along with mineral nutrient solutions rather than soil. Up to two dozen plants can be grown in an average window for very little energy and less than one hour of upkeep per week! What will be monumental are fresh-from-the-window beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and more goodness on your kitchen table.
The concept was created by artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray, students at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York. They offer how-to workshops for growing food in small spaces. The result? More local, homegrown produce in the city and the spread of eco-conscious solutions for environmental issues. By following their example and doing some research on your own, it seems that a project could be tackled in a weekend and perfected over time. Check out their network of window farmers here.
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