October 20, 2010

Windowfarms



National Public RadioIf you have a green thumb, a window and a serious Do-It-Yourself ethic, you too, can be a farmer…even in your downtown apartment building.

For urban dwellers in winter or with no access to soil, hydroponic gardening is a way to grow fresh veggies indoors.



“Window farming,” as it is called, is catching on in New York City and beyond. Window farmers use recycled 1.5 liter water bottles, clay pellets, plastic tubing and inexpensive fish tank air pumps to create their indoor gardens. There are now 4,000 registered users at windowfarms.org. Farmers are tending to their greens everywhere from the U.S. to Italy, Israel and Hong Kong.

Go to the website for the how-to manual.

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