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Farm to table? Please. Too far.
We’ve moved on to sourcing food directly from our apartment windows.
No joke. Thanks to Windowfarms — a new movement toward hydroponic, vertical farming in urban areas — we’re growing okra, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce from recycled water bottles in our windowsills.
In today’s video, artists/geniuses/Brooklynites Britta Riley and Maya Nayak explain their process, why it’s important, and why it’s, well, just plain awesome (it will impress your friends).
Just a heads up: Putting together the kits can get complicated and will require a few errands to get the parts — but it’s well worth having a garden at arm’s length.
We’ll bet the farm on that.
For more information and step-by-step instructions, go to windowfarms.org. To see a few of the things you’ll need to get started, check out our photo gallery.