Hands-On — December 3, 2011
Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment
This short TED video is an amazing and inspirational example of open-source community-driven DIY (do-it-yourself) innovation and co-creation in gardening. If you live in an apartment, window farming makes great use of the sun’s productive energy.
Britta Riley designs and builds urban farms and other participatory artworks that explore the city. She is an artist and technologist who makes crowd sourced R&D solutions for environmental issues. Her company, Windowfarms.org was named one of the top 100 businesses to watch in 2010 by Entrepreneur Magazine. Windowfarms makes vertical hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows, designed in conjunction with a online citizen science web platform for with over 16,000 community members worldwide.
How to grow an urban garden in any city With little or no space. Cook believes every person on the planet can grow their own food using the proven urban gardening techniques presented here. You could be just months away from a harvest of delicious, fresh organic food from your urban garden. Cook explains how to grow a garden on your balcony or rooftop, grow vegetables and fresh food with an indoor garden or plant an incredible garden in your small yard or abandoned city plot.