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5 Ways To Kick-Start Your Own Urban Vegetable Garden

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2. Window Farms

Windowfarm

Crowdsourcing has become a powerful tool for entrepreneurs who want to raise money as well as those who want to solving problems. Tired of the limited healthy food choices in urban neighborhoods, artist and technologist Britta Riley used the minds and windows of her friends to crowdsource a solution. Using waterbottles and sunlight, Riley and her friends quickly developed Windowfarms: an indoor, hydroponic farming solution for urban dwellers. You can buy a pre-built Windowfarms system or follow the free directions for building your own.

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3:12PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

At this spring I'm going to try it. Let see what's gonna happen.

10:47AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you.

3:47PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Lovely - thanks for this info

5:12PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Interesting stuff! I think I'm going to get one or two of those mushroom boxes. Yum!

10:47AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Amazing!

Lots and lots of good ideas here.

3:18PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

The mushroom box is awesome! They're all great ideas, but I want the mushrooms.

1:29PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:35PM PST on Feb 17, 2012

Good article, thank you.

6:35PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

YES, great piece!

5:03AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

I'd like to try the Woolly Pockets. I like the facts that they are made in the USA from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.

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