Window Farms – Gardens For Apts!
One of my readers, Lori, emailed me recently about a project she is a part of called Window Farms. She asked if I wouldn’t mind blogging about it or making it a friday link and after reading more about it, I just had to make a blog post about it because I think it’s a great idea!
About Window Farms:
Window Farms are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials.
As an apartment dweller for almost the past 10 years of my life, I really appreciate the idea of being able to grow a garden when you are limited in space. One of the aims of the project is to give people who live in low income and dense areas like NYC the ability to grow their own fresh food! With all of the news about fast foods targeting low income areas and how expensive it is to eat healthy (have you checked the prices on those organic stuff??)…this is such a great way to give people options again who can’t afford to eat the way we all should be eating!
Here are some instructions on their easiest windowfarm if you want to give it a try. They also have a great community that will help answer any questions you have and offer invaluable advice to help you get started.
If you like the idea, be sure to support them by voting for Window Farms at the Pepsi Refresh Project. The top 10 ideas get funding and they are #85 right now. I looked at the top 10 and some of them I can’t believe are ranked so high. This definitely deserves to be in the top 10! It only takes a second to vote, especially if you have facebook – you can sign in through that.
Posted: 17 March, 2010 in Misc.