Gallery: Former School Bus Converted Into a Thriving Mobile Urban Garde...

Faced with the usual challenge of finding a small plot to plant veggies, the founders of the project stumbled on the idea of creating a "bus field". Since then the bus has evolved into a budding transportable garden and education center packed full of cool growing techniques. They've included a drip irrigation system and a solar-powered aquaponics system and have plans ahead to install a mushroom bed and on-board worm composting.

Here at Inhabitat we love finding urban gardens flourishing in the most unlikely places, like this brilliant school bus turned mobile greenhouse! The Green Urban Lunch Box is a 35-foot bus in Salt Lake City no longer making the rounds on the schoolbus circuit. Now, it has the much more exciting task of teaching kids and adults about the amazing scientific, agricultural and social aspects of growing food in urban environments. The bus keeps busy touring local community events and farmers’ markets, boasting a team that dishes all the dirt on gardening while handing out seeds as they go!

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1 Comment

  1. Green Joy June 8, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Wow, that’s definitely an innovative idea. Add a veggie garden to the roof, like that food truck (in New York, I think.). Awesome way to show kids that veggies and other plants can grow anywhere.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz

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