Windowfarms wants “to empower urban dwellers to grow some of their own food inside year-round.”
Imagine a bunch of inventors and home gardeners from all over the globe trying to make one big dream come true: gardens in city appartments. The people behind Windowfarms believe that “growing some portion of one’s own food is a simple pleasure that can make a big difference in one’s relationship with nature.” With those little window gardens they try to fight the growing number of food deserts – or urban areas where no fresh fruit of veggies are available.
No matter where you live: with some special tuning, you can make a little garden grow in your living room. Windowfarms follows exactly that idea – people trying it out themselves. They call the whole thing R&D-I-Y (“research and develop it yourself”). You can probably find a group of people around you who are already experimenting with windowfarms’ ideas and you can learn from their experience. Just have a look in the Group-Section.
Here you can find some more background of the Windowfarm idea:
To get a better impression of the whole story, watch this TED-talk by co-funder Britta Riley: