Gallery: Living Walls Provide Local Produce

 
small living wall with zucchini

Green Living Technologies is an innovative landscaping company that is taking advantage of an oft forgotten space to grow plants – walls. Their Green Living™ Wall system uses specially designed recycled aluminum panels to grow herbs, vegetables, fruits and even perennials. These beautiful creations not only enliven a space, but can also provide locally grown food.

Green Living Technologies recently teamed up with Urban Farming for a project called the “Urban Farming Food Chain”, which installed a Green Living Wall system in a low-income are in Los Angeles.

After the training and installation, the living wall is now taken care of by local residents that are part of a green club, and provides tomatoes, leeks, cucumbers, strawberries and much more. The wall looks amazing, adds so much character to the neighborhood, gives a sense of pride to the residents, and provides healthy, organic produce. Living wall systems could be an excellent way to provide fresh produce in an urban setting and like green roof systems, help to reduce urban heat island effect.

Installations by Green Living Technologies may be large or very small and can even be connected to a live fish aquarium. One of the most beautiful installations they completed was for the façade of a yoga and fitness studio in NYC. Their Pure Yoga Green Wall looks so soft and inviting and is also incredibly artistic. Truly living art.

Check out their blog for before and after pics of their other installations and to see how it all works.

+ Green Living Technologies

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4 Comments

  1. aaditilathi October 21, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Woolly pockets are flexible, breathable, and modular gardening containers available in two styles: those designed to be placed on horizontal surfaces, and those designed to be hung on walls for vertical gardening. Woolly Pockets can be used both indoors and out; they have built-in moisture barriers to help protect furniture, and they’re equally at home outside in the elements. They’re perfect for creating urban gardens where you have space to garden but no land to garden in. Woolly Pockets are lightweight and can be folded flat, which makes them very easy to use, move, and store just about anywhere.

  2. George@agreenroof.com October 4, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for the positive feedback but as the CEO and President I wanted to clairify the misquote. In fact we DO NOT use our aluminum for crop walls due to the exact reasons stated. These walls were constructed from stainless steel. Please dont fret we are on the ball with our technology but thank you for your concerns…..I always make myself available and can be reached at george@agreenroof.com
    Also vist http://www.greenroofs.com to read my article about vertical gardening…….

  3. theokobox August 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I agree with EarthSmile, that aluminum in the food was my first concern. But aside from that, the concept is totally awesome, and makes me wants a house with growing walls!

  4. earthsmile August 21, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Interesting ! Great idea… but aluminum salts absorbed by our bodies are linked to aluminum deposits in our brains, which are believed to be a factor in Alzheimer’s disease. So how about using another, less reactive, metal ? Also, toss the Aluminum cookware folks. Do yourselves a favor.

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