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.
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  • 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.

  • http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_ce...
    Here is a video link to Ron Finley. Watch it and change our world into a garden

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • I saw that on facebook and was just stunned. That he got the zoning changed and still has a fine is spooky.
  • Wow...he owns the land, 2 acres. What an amazing story. My son and I watched the video with mouths open. Astounded.
  • 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!

  • 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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Woolly Pockets

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