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INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your home?

SRO: I've been transplanted from the country to the city, so I always feel the need to create a living environment that feels like "home." A green wall was a dream of mine for a while, but I couldn't really think about the possibility until after my roommate moved out, which was a few years back now. I couldn't create one right away, however, because shortly afterwards we started using the extra room for Source4Style office stuff. When Source4Style got a new office space, I spoke with my friend Kyle, who is a contractor in the city, and he offered to find someone to help with the build-out. We started planning it over the summer and commenced build-out this past December. It was a dream come true.

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  1. Judy MacDonnell February 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    During the day you’d be getting more oxygen from the plants. But best not to have plants in your bedroom overnight – they respire too, which means they are using your oxygen, while not producing oxygen during hours of darkness.

  2. legalegl March 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I hate to say it, but with so much humidity in the air there is likely to be damage to the structure.