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Urban Window Farms

By Jenn (TinyChoices.com) | December 3, 2009

Urban Window FarmsI’m in love with the Urban Window Farm movement!  What’s Urban Window Farming?

From their site: “Window Farms are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials.”

So: get a bunch of used clear plastic bottles and a few other easily procured items, and build a vertical farm in your window. “With a window farm, a family can grow about 25 vegetable and herb plants in an average window, year-round.”  That’s astounding!

Check out the “Intro to Window Farming” video for more details:

It’s also possible to keep things simpler and skip the electric pump at the bottom, as this African gardener has most likely done.Despite my multiple failed attempts at kitchen gardening, I somehow have a good feeling about this system– hanging directly in the window, the plants will get as much light as is available at all times.  The constant irrigation makes it possibly even me-proof.  And the thought of having cherry tomatoes and kale growing in my kitchen during the winter is fantasmagorical.

What do you think about window farming?  Are you motivated to join the movement?

[Image via Window Farms]

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