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FarmedHere Vertical Farming Chicago. Windowfarms. OmegaGarden.com - Omega Gardens™: Industry Leading Hydroponics Designs for Indoor Gardening. One Glassy Garden: Growing Herbs in Mason Jars. Forget the usual terracotta and (ugh!)

One Glassy Garden: Growing Herbs in Mason Jars

Plastic pots for container gardening. When you grow herbs in mason jars, you can have garden fresh ingredients on hand and also add some style to a sunny windowsill. Picture a row of mason jars filled with different herbs—basil, chives, parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary—dressing up your kitchen. Pretty, right? The clear glass allows you to see the herbs’ rich root structure growing through the soil. With the right conditions—ample light and proper drainage—most herbs are extremely easy to grow, and growing them in mason jars is no different. The Vertical Gardening Guidebook. HackerSphere - A journey into the core of complexity. So I haven't been here for a while!

HackerSphere - A journey into the core of complexity

I guess it is time for me to start writing what I have been up to again. I have had the hydroponics project hanging over my head for too long now, but I ended up moving from my Beverly Hills apartment in Jamaica to a New Kingston "centrally located" apartment. This meant that I no longer had the space to setup the system. FAIL 1. Vertical Gardening Tips - Organic Gardening.

A few years back I was leading an old friend through my garden, all the while bemoaning my lack of growing space, when he suddenly interrupted me and asked, "Why do people build skyscrapers?

Vertical Gardening Tips - Organic Gardening

" What this had to do with my overcrowded garden, I hadn't a clue. "So they can cram a lot of people into a place without using up much ground room? " I ventured. "Exactly. Sort of like your garden, wouldn't you say? Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony Renters Solutions. Plantable: All-In-One Table & Trellis Hybrid Lets You Grow, Harvest and Eat. Zahra Shahabi and Ollie Hammick/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Beyond the conventional planter on your balcony, there are many ways to grow food and herbs right in your own home, without the need to rely on a trip to the store.

Plantable: All-In-One Table & Trellis Hybrid Lets You Grow, Harvest and Eat

London-based designers Jamie Elliott and Liam Healy of JAILmake created this table that's a mix of eating surface and mini-garden, where the legs are re-fashioned as planters and trellises to support climbing plants. Jaime and Liam describe the motivation behind this simple but intriguing design they call "Plantable", which is handmade to order in their South East London workshop using English oak and metal: The Plantable reintroduces nature back into the experience of gathering, cooking and eating a meal. It takes a currently domesticated object and enables nature to claim it back.The space provided for plants to grow in the four legs reflects on the distance we place between ourselves and the processes involved in making our food. Wall Photos. Facebook. Wall Photos. Examples of Container Gardening, Raised Bed Garden, Vertical Tower Garden at the Great Park. Urban Agriculture: A Guide to Container Gardens.

A Guide to Container Gardens With inexpensive containers and suitable soil mix,you can create an urban garden virtually anywhere - on roof tops,vacant city lots, borwn fields, and unused portion of parking lots Job S.

Urban Agriculture: A Guide to Container Gardens

Ebenezer, Ph.D.President, Technology for the Poor, 877 PELHAM COURT, WESTERVILLE, OHIO - 43081technologyforthepoor@yahoo.com It is estimated that by 2030 AD nearly 50% of the world’s population may live in urban areas. As a consequence of this many millions of acres of productive farmland are expected to be lost to housing and other usage. Due to the recent terrorist attacks, food security and safety are seriously compromised.

Migration from rural areas also brings into the urban areas many persons with very little formal education. Urban agriculture has the potential for creating micro-enterprises that can be owned and operated by the community members without too much of initial capital. Urban farming is not new. Urban and City Vegetable Gardening. Food Is Free Wicking Bed Construction Demo. Sub-irrigation (SIPs) = Simple Hydroponics. In a prior post about the TEDxManhattan How to Cultivate a Logo video, I called the TEDx logo planter a hydroponic lettuce grower.

Sub-irrigation (SIPs) = Simple Hydroponics

How come? As revealed in the video it is clearly a sub-irrigated planter aka SIP (prior posts). Actually, it’s both. The logo planter is a SIP as well as a simple form of hydroponics without an air pump. If the public is confused by all of the terminology used for various forms of food growing systems it is no surprise.

We have an overabundance of names for a variety of systems for growing plants. Sub-irrigation (aka SIPs) is an accurate term for systems that use solid (i.e. soil) media contained over the top of a water and oxygen reservoir system. 1. 2. With the emerging popularity of aquaponics (prior posts), hydroponics is gaining a more family-friendly image. Let’s Make 2-Liter SIPs! Photo: Rachel Glass My mom and I have really been expanding our gardening knowledge lately.

Let’s Make 2-Liter SIPs!

Though there is a lot more to learn, we have been sharing that gardening knowledge with kids and families in our community. When we were asked to teach children at a special event sponsored by the AUA (Advocates for Urban Agriculture) and Hull House, we decided to teach a workshop on making SIPs. A SIP is a Sub Irrigated Planter. Sub meaning bottom, irrigated meaning watered, and planter meaning… well you know. “First the water at the bottom of the SIP is wicked or sucked up by the fabric.

After teaching the Becker girls (above) how to make SIPs I took a quick break. My mom and I invented the seed match game so people could learn what seeds go to which plants. The Becker girls extraordinarily (unlike some other kids I’ve taught) seemed to want to learn more about gardening. After the kids constructed their SIPs, we gave them chocolate mint seedlings to plant in their new homemade planters. Homemade 2-Liter SIPs Growing Kale. Re-Growing Green Onions: Grow Your Scallions Back on Your Windowsill. Previous image Next image.

Re-Growing Green Onions: Grow Your Scallions Back on Your Windowsill

10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once and Regrow Forever. 10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once & Regrow Forever There are some ingredients I cook with so often I can never buy too many of them, and most of them are produce.

10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once and Regrow Forever

Onions, garlic and fresh herbs are staples in a lot of dishes, and they may be inexpensive, but when you use them on a daily basis it can add up. Some foods are easy to regrow at home from leftover scraps, and some of them can even be grown right on your kitchen counter.