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Luscious Vertical Gardening Curtain by Bohn and Viljoen Uses Hydroponics System to Produce Fresh Veggies
Posted By Helen Morgan On June 28, 2012 @ 12:20 pm In Design,Environment,Sustainable Food,Vertical Garden | No Comments
The Urban Agriculture Curtain  is a brilliant indoor vertical gardening concept  where fresh produce can be grown year-round while hanging in a window. London-based architecture studio Bohn and Viljoen created the installation back in 2009 to provide a viable alternative to traditional allotment gardening through an advanced hydroponics  system. The space-saving idea makes growing veggies so much easier as it is around four times as spatially efficient than a horizontal equivalent, and it doubles as a stunning green furnishing in an office or apartment.
Bohn and Viljoen collaborated with Marcel Croxson, Jack Wates, and Hadlow College to create the installation, which was designed for the London Yields: Urban Agriculture exhibition at The Building Center  in London. The Curtain incorporated eight planting trays connected to a nutrient-rich water supply and suspended on a cable system producing enough fresh food to be harvested approximately twice a month. The food was then used to feed customers of the Center’s cafe, and then restocked with new seedlings to ensure it kept on thriving.
Images courtesy of Bohn and Viljoen
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 Urban Agriculture Curtain: http://www.bohnandviljoen.co.uk/projects-projects/09-UACurtain.html
 vertical gardening concept: http://inhabitat.com/tag/vertical-farming/
 Bohn and Viljoen : http://www.bohnandviljoen.co.uk/
 hydroponics: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hydroponics/
 The Building Center: http://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/home.asp
 + Bohn and Viljoen: http://www.bohnandviljoen.co.uk
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