Without deliveries, New York City would run out of produce in two days. But there is enough rooftop space to supply the entire city with all the fresh produce it can eat. And there are also windows.
These 3 videos demonstrate what’s possible and how it works. Video 1, The Science Barge, tells you all about hydroponics. The video on page 2 focuses on window gardens, and the one on page 3 is on rooftop gardens.
The Amazing Science Barge
This first video takes us to the Science Barge, anchored in the Hudson River. The Barge is a demonstration station which shows school children and city dwellers how to grow vegetables easily and cheaply using any available space.
The Barge is a small scale farm which uses a variety of hydroponic systems and only alternative energy. Its goal is to teach city dwellers about sustainability of food, water, energy, and waste.
You’ll be amazed to see how everything gets recycled on the barge.
On page 2 you’ll see a very personal solution, which the creator calls ‘Windowfarms’.
Photo credit: Ryan Somma