Friday, January 13, 2012

low tech vertical farming from Sweden

Found via Green options:

Swedish Garbage Bags Grow Instant Vertical Gardens


The most ingenious idea at an organic market over the weekend at Gothenburg's Gunnebo "castle" was in the Future Gardens exhibit - designer Topher Delaney used construction debris bags with poked holes for lettuce and other garden veggies to peek out of - a great way to build a garden up instead of out - and a lot less weeding! A low-tech version of vertical farming.
Big Bags a recycling standard
The orange and yellow Big Bags used in Gunnebo's gardens are familiar to any large town or city dweller in Sweden - these polypropelene bags (which are recyclable) fill the streets near construction sites yet are less intrusive and more easily picked up for transport of construction debris to recycling facilities than the trash containers used in other countries.


pRiyA said...

Big bag gardens are a fantastic idea. I really hope it catches and spreads.

Maggie Neale said...


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Sophie Munns said...

great to see people constantly innovating... the only way we find out what are the most successful solutions.
thanks for the imput!

Carole Reid said...

This is a brilliant idea!

Jo Potter said...

What a good way to recycle rubbish bags! ;-)
They look unusual and seem to hold loads of plants. I would really like to grow some veggies this way!
Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

All the best,
Jo May

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