Gallery: Student Builds Floating Garden Farm on the East River

We’ve seen New Yorkers plant produce everywhere from rooftops to parking lots, but now there’s even a floating garden coming to the East River. Karim Ahmed, a 22-year-old architecture student at The Cooper Union will soon be anchoring his floating garden into Long Island City’s Anable Basin as an experiment in hydroponic harvesting, and the 20-square-foot raft will sprout sunflowers, kale, corn, and a baby nectarine tree. The floating garden is an attempt to rethink how we grow and obtain our food on this concrete island of a city, and it could spark an awesome new aquatic agriculture trend!

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