I am pleased to introduce you to an interesting site called living wall art. Gavin who maintains this site chronicles all sorts of vertical planting wall installations, tools, ideas and materials. I particularly like this one called the “Urb Garden” . It was designed my Xavier Calluaud and though it is not yet available to buy, I think it will be very appealing for city gardeners when it hits the market. It employs drip watering, worms and compost to provide fresh edible plants.
It’s made from HDPE which is easily recycled and fully weather resistant. Food scraps are placed into the worm farm which produces liquid fertilizer. Water is then added to the fertilizer and the liquid is pumped up to a holding tank. From there it drips down through the growing pods and drains back to the tank to be recycled through the system. The potting mix can be refreshed with castings from the worm farm before replanting. So clever!
I am so excited to see such interest in product development for urban gardeners. And this design actually lends itself quite well to an interesting modern garden don’t you think? A whole wall of them would be very attractive.