34 35th St., Unit 26, Brooklyn, NY, 11232
Windowfarms Workshop Saturday October 24 2-4 pm RSVP now!
GROW FOOD IN YOUR APARTMENT YEAR-ROUND!
RSVP by sending the number in your party to firstname.lastname@example.org (limit 30 people).
Windowfarms are vertical hydroponic, veggie-producing curtains made primarily of recycled materials or parts available at local hardware stores. New Yorkers can grow a portion of their own organic food year-round in their apartments and offices by building windowfarms from open source designs that keep evolving through mass collaboration at our.windowfarms.org. At the workshop, participants will:
- Learn more about the Windowfarms Project, R&D-I-Y, and hydroponics
- See various windowfarm models
- Build one of the latest versions designed for the Whitney together
- Get help designing a system customized for their windows and troubleshoot suspension issues
- Be able to purchase some kit components (maybe- supplies are limited)
- Learn how to use the windowfarms site to share their own innovations
Workshop Requirements: Please bring the following
- A printout of a picture showing window depth and what’s around it for the window you are thinking about using for your windowfarm.
- Thoughts about how to secure your windowfarm inside your window: drill a few hooks in above? somewhere to clamp? need a standalone base? suction cups on the glass? use existing curtain rods?
- A list of the kinds of plants you would like to grow.
- Take 7 measurements of the indoor side of your window (see below for specific measurement details).
- 3 to 5 1.5 liter Poland Springs or Deer Park water bottles that we will cut to get you started
- A checkbook (if you think you may want to buy some of our limited supply of "kit" materials- availability and cost still TBD)
a-height of glass area
b- width of glass area
c- height of frame interior
d-width of frame interior
e- depth of sill
f- height from floor to window
g- height from window to ceiling
h- distance to nearest power outlet in feet
People: Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley
Research: Sustainability, Urban Research
Tags: apartment growing, carbon foodprint, carbon footprint, crowdsourcing, environment, food, food justice, hydroponics, innovation, mass collaboration, open source, R&D-I-Y, R&DIY, sustainability, urban agriculture, vertical gardening