DIY: Urban Window Farms

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Necessity is the mother of invention….what do you do when you live in the city, drink bottled water and have nary a patch of dirt in site?

The Windowfarms project turns your window into an urban farm, using inexpensive and recyclable parts. The results are a “curtain” for any window that is also a year-round, high-yield, vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, edible garden. What more could you ask for?

The open designs are free to download and easy to implement. The project also encourages the community to innovate and share improvements.

Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray started the project in February, 2009 during their artist’s residency in New York’s Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Their mission is to encourage sustainable solutions that can be implemented today by anyone.  I’m having a Martha moment…”it’s a beautiful thing”.

found via popgadget.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Stella barnum on April 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I’m sorry, I’m not seeing the DIY instructions for this project anywhere… Am I missing something, or are you? 😉

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