In tough times people begin to open their creative minds and look for odd ways to make a little extra cash. People have jumped onto the green revolution bandwagon and started selling their garden vegetables to local businesses to get buy.
With large cities looking for ways to sustain themselves from importing from distant farms, vertical farms have become a new trend in green design. For now it remains an idea, but it could be engineered soon.
“Growing crops in city skyscrapers would use less water and fossil fuel than outdoor farming, eliminate agricultural runoff and provide fresh food”
Aquaponics: Future in Home Gardening? May 6, 2010
I’ve seen this before at Growing Power in Milwaukee. This is an excellent technique that provides many, many benefits. It is very efficient. I can see this and aeroponics growing in popularity in the next few years.
“Rabbits produce manure that is arguably the BEST for the gardeners’ purposes. It is ready for use with absolutely no composting: no building bins, no heavy work turning the piles, no trucking in loads of manure from animals who may be heavily medicated. Just park an old wheelbarrow under the cage if you like, wheel to the garden, and dump. If you want to water houseplants or tender seedlings, make a manure tea using a quart or more of rabbit droppings soaked in five gallons of water. Let it sit for a day or two, stir a few times, then strain the tea into your watering can to avoid clogging with the fine fibers. You can dump the fibrous remainder around your berry bushes or other shrubs as mulch.”
Vertical Gardening April 5, 2010
Don’t have much room for gardening? Grow it vertically. The Step-by-step guide.