We are creating several different designs for suspended, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield light-augmented window farms using low-impact or recycled local materials. These prototype window farms, to be located in high-profile windows throughout the city, are intended to inspire other New Yorkers to design and implement their own window farms. Signs in the windowfarms will challenge New Yorker to create their own and direct them to a website where we can all share photos, plans, designs, and information. Together, we will derive viable methods for growing food under the local conditions of our own homes in a way that is efficient enough for New Yorkers' lives.
Research: Sustainability, Urban Research
Project Type: Architecture , Green, Hacking, Installation, Learning, Open Source
Tags: bioart, chemistry, community-based design, crowdsourcing, DIY, food, hydroponics, open source, R&D, sustainability, urban agriculture, vegetables, vertical farming