Window farms: allotments for city dwellers

I just caught wind of this brilliant new movement, started by a very cool chick in Brooklyn, New York. By combining recycled 1.5l water bottles, clay pellets, plastic tubing, a fish-tank air pump, and a dash of hydroponic know-how, this clever gal has developed a vertical window system for growing greens in the city. Watch her film here:

The project has become an international collaboration, and window farms are popping up in different and improved iterations across the globe. It looks like these farm ‘curtains’ will also soon be available to purchase off-the shelf, although there are clearly extra green points for using the recycled elements.

Loved seeing this modern micro-farming idea – very clever!

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2 responses to “Window farms: allotments for city dwellers

  1. What a brilliant idea. If I wasn’t lucky to live in a rural area and have a great raised bed garden, this would be the way to go

  2. This is such a great idea. Very inspiring. I also like the fact that since Brit introduced her idea it continues to evolve and engage others to participate.

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