Windowfarms Urban Gardens

Windowfarms Urban Gardens

Plant the Seed

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.