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  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: New Root Cover Design by Students at Terrefarm   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailMarielle says of this spiraling root cover design she and her Terrefarm classmates implemented in their windowfarm at Terreform One in Brooklyn: “we ended up using strips of canvas wrapped and twisted around the bottles to create the root coverings so each row of plants requires only one continuous strip.”

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: New Root Cover Design by Students at Terrefarm

    Marielle says of this spiraling root cover design she and her Terrefarm classmates implemented in their windowfarm at Terreform One in Brooklyn: “we ended up using strips of canvas wrapped and twisted around the bottles to create the root coverings so each row of plants requires only one continuous strip.”

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  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Gabriel’s Window Farm

    A bunch of people got together to help Gabriel build his window farm in June. He choose to use a reservoir system (How To guide here), with 2 columns of plants to avoid blocking the light. This system was built in a day, and holds 10 plants, mostly herbs and greens. 
     

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  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: How To: Reservoir System Window Farm

    This system can churn-out a salad per week. The window farm described in this How-To is a reservoir system. A water pump on a timer periodically pumps water and liquid nutrients from the bottom reservoir to the top reservoir. There are small holes drilled into the underside of the top reservoir. Small drip emitters with [...]

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  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Choosing Containers

    The main factors to consider when deciding what to use as containers:
    They should be made out of material that is lightweight, waterproof, easy to suspend, easy to cut holes in.
    The containers need to be designed to position water flow so the roots of the plant are always exposed to the water/nutrient solution. This does not [...]

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  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: The First Window Farm

    Britta and I finished the first window farm prototype in her kitchen window in April. The system includes a pump in a bottom reservoir which is on a timer, to pump about 3 gallons of water/nutrient solution up to the top reservoir. The liquid then drips through the columns of water bottles that hold the [...]

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