Have you ever thought about growing your own food? I have. But I generally am a lazy person, and maintaining a garden is a lot of work. Also, I live in a small city flat without a garden.
a short summary
In 2011, Britta Riley had the idea of cultivating plant foods in her 2-room apartment in New York. This led her to upcycle some plastic bottles into a vertical aquaponics system. She crowdsourced the processes of optimisation, which led to adaptation for various situations. The results were collected on the discontinued blog ‘our.windowfarms.org’.
what’s wrong with it
save the idea.
I originally liked the upcycling-DIY-opensource-attitude of the project. The concept is characterised by its simplicity, the simple versions can be produced for very little money. More complex designs can be automated to a large extent by means of installing a pump or even a microprocessor for nutrient analysis and addition.
So it’s plausible to revive the great Idea of the windowfarm.
One thing I wanted to improve in it is the connector between two bottles. Originally, it consisted of the original bottle caps and a piece of balloon. And since I’m into 3D-printing, I came up with a small connector, which only needs a rubber band as a gasket, keeping up the upcycling.
So, how does your windowfarm perform? And what improvements do you think could be made? Drop me a comment!