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    Windowfarmers R&D-I-Y: An Open Source Community Developing Hydroponic Edible Gardens For Urban Windows.

    Windowfarms let you grow food year-round inside while maximizing space. They are vertical food-growing gardens that use a dirt-free technique called hydroponics. You can buy a kit or build your own using low-impact or recycled local materials. Having a windowfarm is more about the activity and experience of windowfarming, these are living systems, not just a pretty thing to look at.

    This site is the online community of windowfarmers around the world. Together, we are continually getting better at growing food in the local conditions of our own homes. We are contributing to the “green revolution” as non-experts. We call it R&D-I-Y, or Research & Develop It Yourself. We use this site to collaborate on evolving designs for these vertical hydroponic systems– proposing experiments, testing techniques, and developing a shared knowledge base around the many variables involved in building and maintaining a farm inside a city apartment. Welcome!

    An online community of 43,617 Windowfarmers from around the world. Newest posts:

    Solar powered Windowfarms? Working pumps from 5 watt and 15 watt solar panels.

    June 15, 2014 in Being a good member of this community, Education, electronic components, Featured Post, Help the project by testing this, Materials and Resources, posts with pitcures!, pumps, R&D-I-Y, Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Columns, Water flow by brianwhite2

    I have been locked out of the group by the antispam bot for some time.  Anyways, this is my new profile.   I just put up a playlist about testing my new air pumps.  I used the ali baba website and contacted manufacturers  in China directly and ordered 4 pumps.  2 of one brushless motor type [...]

    by Joe

    Three, Quad-tier, biohydroponicscopicon garden totem

    June 2, 2014 in How-Tos, pumps, Uncategorized, Water flow by Joe

    Quick clipThree, Quad-tier, biohydroponicscopicon garden totems.  My southern exposure window will be adequate light I think for all three totems – nearly 12 hours of very near direct sun light. tens of hours of R&D went into this.  That cherry tomato cameo is interesting because tomato flower pollination evolved to occur during vibrations created by [...]

    by Colin

    First attempt – Portable/patio garden

    April 7, 2014 in made from scratch (without a kit), Uncategorized by Colin

    by Cloud

    Help with new system

    March 25, 2014 in How-Tos, made from scratch (without a kit), Materials and Resources, pumps, questions, Seeking Advice by Cloud

    I have currently build a 3 glass bottle system, Couple of question regarding hydroponics.   – Has anyone found a way to make the system/pump quieter? The plants are in the front room and it can be loud at times? – I am currently using a timer, has anyone had any experience with how often [...]

    need solar powered hydroponic

    March 5, 2014 in How-Tos, kits, questions, Seeking Advice by David Kurtz

    I just found the Windowfarms website and I’m intrigued by the possibilities of small scale hydroponics. I have a specific need but I can’t find that in the available windowfarms products. What I need is a unit with just one planter. I need this to be a self contained, standalone unit. By this I mean [...]

    converting from old system to new

    February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized by Madeline Gauthier

    I purchased the original system, with the wires and the water bottles. It was never set up. Now I see that there is a new system. Can I somehow convert, using the original pump but with new hanging system? Madeline

    I’m Up and Growing!

    January 28, 2014 in Being a good member of this community, Completed Window Farms, Getting Started, kits, posts with pitcures!, Starting Seeds, Uncategorized by Queen Victoria Kavanaugh

    Hello Fellow Window Farmers! Finally, I am up and growing!!  I had a few kinks to work out, but stuff is growing and I want to share my experiences so far with you, I followed the instructions for setting up the window farms with the exception of the part that said to drop the net [...]

    The Israeli window farm

    January 19, 2014 in Completed Window Farms, International, posts with pitcures!, Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Columns by Eyal Barkan MR. FARMIT

    The Israeli Window Farm is based on the V3 air pump system. the changes that were made are mainly  in the suspension system and the water and air pipes system. (obviously we used the local mineral water bottles which have a nice “narrow belt” for holding the plants pot) Since we invented the Drip Irrigation [...]

    Easy way to “split” the water from one airlift to service several columns.

    January 18, 2014 in Being a good member of this community, Education, energy consumption, environmental impact, Featured Post, Help the project by testing this, How-Tos, Other Cool Urban Ag. Stuff, posts with pitcures!, pumps, Water flow by Brian White

    I only made this today but I think it will work long term.  “Fingers crossed”  It requires a piece of aluminum from a drywall or plasterboard corner. You just cut it with a hacksaw (Halfway or 3/4 way on one side of the V  wherever your column will be and use silicone to seal the [...]

    Starting out, please help!

    January 8, 2014 in Getting Started, made from scratch (without a kit), Nutrients, Plants, Projects in Process, pumps, questions by mnativid

    Hello! I’ve been wanting to start my own window garden for a while now and I’m finally getting on the ball of starting it. I am just a beginner though and I have some questions. If you can help me, your help would be really appreciated! 1) If I’m growing a salad garden, is it [...]