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    Vertical Gardens

    Post  Carol on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:13 am



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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  Carol on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:21 am


    And let’s talk about eco-friendly. Minigarden conserves water as its unique design reduces evaporation keeping compost moist. The drainage system directs excess water to the base of the installation to prevent the plants in the bottom tier from being overwatered.

    Black or white Mingarden modules are made from a tough durable copolymer polypropylene plastic, which, according to “The Green Guide” #77, The Green Guide Institute, are safe and do not leach chemicals.



    Kits are available in either a small version of three planter tiers and 1 base tray, or for larger gardens and projects, there is a larger system that consists of groups of 26 with the base trays in groups of 13.
    Available in the UK from Gardenbeet, and in the US from Earthbox.
    http://store.earthbox.com/MiniGardens/products/39/


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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  mudra on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:54 am

    These are awesome Carol cheers

    Thanks .

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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  Carol on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:09 am

    You're welcome mudra.  I particularly like the kitchen wall salad.  I wish I had a kitchen with walls after seeing that.  The smaller units are great for a deck handing on the wall of the house or off the railing.  I also liked the copper rain gutter wall units too.




    Vertical aquponic (talapia fish in tank below) vegetable garden



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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  Carol on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:11 am

    The Sun Curve, from Inca Biospheric Systems, is a closed loop vertical aquaponic micro farm (yes, that’s a mouthful) powered by solar panels, a wind turbine, and a battery bank. It grows plants vertically using water from its fish pond which also acts as a resevoir and nutrient source.



    The plant roots, growing media, and a colony of microorganisms act as a biological filter, cleaning the water for the fish. Originally developed to support remote clinics and refugee camps in third world countries, the system recycles the water, using about 10% of the water consumed in traditional farming and gardening. The Sun Curve can store enough power in its battery bank to run a built in water pump, ultraviolet filtration, and a computer/phone.



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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  Carol on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:22 am

    Flowers and Vegetables on the School Yard
    The Inka Wall Garden™ provides students with a working model of sustainability and resource conservation. This water-wise hydroponic system uses substantially less water than conventional soil-based gardens by recirculating nutrient-rich water within a closed loop irrigation system. Inka’s proprietary BioQuilt™ growth medium further reduces water usage by minimizing water loss from evaporation.

    The garden may be used as a stand-alone food growing system where access to soil is limited or nonexistent. As a compliment to conventional soil-based gardens, the Inka Wall Garden™ creates an opportunity for students to compare and contrast the characteristics and advantages of each system.


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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  Nenuphar on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:05 pm

    This is a great thread! Thank you!
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    Post  PurpleLama on Tue May 05, 2015 5:49 pm

    I have built vertical tower gardens out of wood and screws, not as pretty as those above but highly functional. 9 square feet on the ground makes a total of 64 row feet with the last one I designed and built. They hold about a 1000 lbs of dirt (if the bags of soil are moist) but you need a lot to feed corn and tomatoes. I will see if I can track down some pictures.
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    Re: Vertical Gardens

    Post  Carol on Tue May 05, 2015 5:57 pm

    That would be terrific PurpleLama. Designing food vertical gardens is something I'd like to do incorporating aquaponics as part of the watering system.

    Our friends down the road have this aquaponics farm down he road. www.friendlyaquaponics.com


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