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Monday, April 26, 2010

Window Farming Movement at MNN.com

Maybe it's time to put your love of terrariums to good use and grow some good eats? Check out this exciting trend of "Window Farming" at the Mother Nature Network. I know the apartment dwellers have been working on balcony and windowsill gardens but- I really think this is something new and different. Have you had any experience with window farming?

The article explains but man-o-man: check out windowfarms.org and prepare to peruse for a while.

NPR hit the airwaves last weekend with a story on a bourgeoning urban gardening movement that started out in Brooklyn (natch) and has caught the attention of greenthumbed apartment-dwellers in cities across the globe who, for one reason or another, would rather grow indoors instead of take to the roof. It’s called window farming and it’s a year-round, hydroponic (soil-less) vertical gardening technique that requires recycled 1.5 liter water/soda bottles, a fish tank air pump, plastic tubing, and clay pellets — all stuff that can be acquired on the cheap from a recycling bin, hardware store/gardening center, and pet store (windowfarming.org also offers a start-up kit). A window that gets plenty of sunlight would also be most helpful.

Mother Nature Network.


  1. Oh my! That is just about the coolest thing I have seen in a long time! In my old apartment, I had extremely bright sunlight flooding in all day long, with no balcony. This would have been so perfect! I am so glad you blogged about it. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the enthusiasm Rachel! I was really excited to see these as well- it's a great idea and really beautiful.


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