A little bit of green can go a long way to livening up a small urban space. While we love putting decorative plants in fun planters and DIYing our own unique take on the potted plant, we wish we could do some functional gardening as well. Remember that awesome Nano Garden we told you about? You know, the concept that lets anyone, anywhere grow their own produce right in their kitchen? Well, while that one is still just a concept, we have recently discovered Windowfarms, which help you turn your small space into a real-life Farmville!
The Windowfarm premise is pretty straightforward: Harness the light coming through windows in urban dwellings, utilize a vertical design to use a small space efficiently, and encourage local food. After all, what could be more local than your own home? If all of this sounds good to you (and it definitely does to us!), there’s two basic ways that you can acquire an awesome edible garden.
The first is that you can purchase a Windowfarm. Starting at $120, these come in a variety of sizes depending on how much of an investment you want to make and how much home-grown produce you think you would consume. You can also buy nutrients and plants separately to get you started. Unfortunately, they’re sold out right now, but you can sign up to be notified when they’re back in stock.
Not willing to wait until the next batch of Windowfarms is ready? Not interested in dropping the cash when you’re pretty sure you could DIY it yourself? Well, guess what? You can. That’s right, Windowfarms has put plans online so you can just build your own Windowfarm. And it gets better: You can make your window farm out of water bottles, so you’re recycling while producing locally grown food.
It’s completely okay if you don’t have much of a green thumb. There’s an online community of passionate Windowfarms users who can help you with whatever issues you’re having while growing your own home garden.
What kind of greens are you dying to grow yourself? Are you willing to try a windowfarm? Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter.