No Yard to Farm? A Window Will Do
If you’re somewhere in the world connected to the media, be it the paper, TV, magazines, or internet (and I have a feeling you are), you then know about the sexiest movement growing across the nation. No, not Zumba, I’m talking about the Grow-Your-Own movement that is capturing the hearts and tastebuds of people worldwide. Sadly, for those with limited spaces, gardening may seem less empowering when you wonder how you and your closet-sized balcony can participate in the coolest emerging activity in town. Thankfully, that’s why being connected helps.
Welcome to Windowfarming.org, the best place to go if you want the skinny on growing food in your, well, window. More precisely, it’s the best place to go if you want to learn how to grow functional, space saving, creative works of art in your living room. The fact that Window Farms are suspended means that they are incredibly high yielding, and they fact that they’re hydroponic means they’re incredibly efficient. And wonderfully enough, because these gardens are made from mostly recycled or low-impact products, the cost so little to make and maintain you can afford to have a garden in every window you want.
Perhaps even more interesting is the Windowfarms.org community that has developed over the years. Their RD-I-Y tactic (Research and Develop It Yourself) has created a “network of individuals sharing information can implement a wide variety of designs that accommodate specific local needs and implement them locally.” This means that although it has only been online for about 2 years, the site has already sprung 12 new, innovative ideas for window farming that are changing the face of urban gardening.
With step-by-step guides for all levels, there has never been an easier way to grow your own food where you never previously imagined you could. Check it out: www.windowfarms.org!