Many of my building families are building “out there on the edge”… in places where a bit more thought is taken on, before planting seeds.
For instance, that ISBU Homestead feels like paradise, until the deer and squirrels eat your garden.
Then, you’re thinking had about making trips into town, to stock up on things you thought you had covered.
Me? I’m thinking about eating well-fed venison, but hey…
The folks over at windowfarms.org have your back though.
They’re teaching people to grow “window farms”.
(What did you think they were gonna teach – YOGA?) 😉
Quote from npr.org: (Do you support NPR.Org. If not, WHY not?) 🙂
The window farms Web site provides instructions on how to put together a system that grows three plants. The materials will cost about $30 — and not all of them are traditional gardening supplies: water bottles, an aquarium air pump, air valve needles (like the kind you use to pump up a basketball), and a hanging system designed for displaying art.
Riley says that putting recycled consumer goods to use is an important part of the DIY ethic.
“We’re kind of showing that we can actually get really, really far using things that we already have available to us as consumers,” she says.
ISBU homes usually have significant expanses of glass to let the outside in.
Now, you can have the best of both worlds.
I highly recommend that you head over to Windowfarms.org and check it out.
Look at the pretty pictures and then click “Build Your Own” at the bottom. 🙂
image credit: Julie Makarova