We're experimenting with ways to grow food in a compact urban space, in hopes of spreading the word about sustainable food production as good stewards of our God-given resources. This is a vertical garden, made from reused or found materials. The frame is an old bookcase that we dumpster-dived -- by happy coincidence, already painted green! We drilled holes in the shelves and ran a soaker hose through it, so it can be watered internally, saving water. The dirt is inside the shelves, with landscape fabric to hold it in place. We've planted tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash and eggplant. The metal climbing frame was made of old closet rods -- climbing plants will go up, saving even more space.
To find out more about growing food in the city, check www.urbanfarming.org