Urban Food Growing Systems


Urban Food Growing Systems

Let's make FOOD GROWING accessible & easy for ALL. For everyone interested in growing, learning & developing urban growing systems. VERTICAL GARDENING, apartment patio's, tight spaces, indoor & commercial spaces.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2016

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Woolly Pockets 7 Replies

We’ve recently admired these verdant vertical gardens that seem to be everywhere—adorning storefronts, interior spaces, and restaurant patios. A little sleuthing turnedup a popular source used by…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Sheri Sep 5, 2010.

Vertical Garden Photo Ideas 5 Replies


Started by Sheri. Last reply by Margaret Beers Oliver Sep 2, 2010.


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 sight?The Windowfarms project turns your window into an urban…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Sheri Sep 1, 2010.

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Comment by Alex Hofmans on April 22, 2014 at 11:02am

Hi, I'm a 4th year Industrial Design student and for my final year project I'm working on a project to try and encourage more people in urban areas to grow their own food. I'm currently researching to find out what the end result needs to do/be.

I'm hoping some of you could fill out this questionnaire 


Also I'd really love to hear your thoughts on what makes a good urban food growing system/what the perfect urban food growing system would do or look like. I'm gearing towards a system that allows the user to put in as little effort as possible and get the max results, using the least amount of space.

Comment by Shaun on March 22, 2013 at 7:04am

Here is a video link to Ron Finley. Watch it and change our world into a garden

Comment by Emily Harris on July 20, 2011 at 12:00pm
Is there anyone out there who knows a lot about how to successfully grow food indoors? I'm keen to have a chat to someone about an indoor set-up.
Comment by Emily Harris on October 21, 2010 at 10:31am
Hi Lynn, I'm using macrocarpa, but am under the impression that it's still a good idea to line the box to make it last as long as possible. It would be great if I didn't have to line them - that would make things easier.
Comment by Lynn on October 21, 2010 at 10:09am
Hi Emily...what wood are you using? I used 50mm wide, 200mm deep untreated Macrocarpa, and have no need to line them at all as these will last for years and years.
Comment by Emily Harris on October 21, 2010 at 9:04am
Hello all, I'm an urban gardener and am planning to set up some new wooden planter box gardens soon. Do you have any suggestions of what I could line my boxes with to prolong the life of the wood that's more environmentally friendly than black plastic bought from the garden store?
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 21, 2010 at 6:54am
I saw that on facebook and was just stunned. That he got the zoning changed and still has a fine is spooky.
Comment by Lynn on September 21, 2010 at 6:46am
Wow...he owns the land, 2 acres. What an amazing story. My son and I watched the video with mouths open. Astounded.
Comment by Sheri on September 21, 2010 at 12:53am
This is an eyeopener! I live in an area with a "Home Owners Association". I think I better reread my Homeowner rules before I plant!

Homeowner being fined $5000 for growing too many vegetables on his property.


Harvesting rainwater is illegal in some states and cities!

Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 2, 2010 at 1:21pm
I am wondering if any ideas are out there for vertical farming ?
I love the idea of homesteading where I am. I decided running isn't in my plan so I am going to just garden happy where I am. Still... vertical .... the mind boggles! I am going to have to play with this tonight and see what I can come up with for the yard. I have a fall planting going in so it is just perfect timing.
Does anyone have a link for the pop bottle window garden? I would love to think that I could make those for my kitchen herbs.

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