I’m from Mar del Plata city, Argentina, and want to share with you my R&D to build up our window farm project.
I’m part of the Zeitgeist Movement Mar del Plata, and we were invited to a Free Science Expo, in which, besides windowfarming, we exposed other sustainability projects, as solar heaters, earthships and parabolic ovens.
The model was mounted in a metal framework, because we had no windows or walls to attach the wires.
I’ve used twelve 1.5 Lt Diet Coke bottles, with small cups inside. The reservoir is a 20 Lts bottle.
No alligators to hold the bottles to the wires. We holed and linked the bottles with the steel wire, and that was ok to support the weight.
A 5 Watts airpump is used: airlift works like a charm, up to 2 meters.
From a week to today, the plants are growing ok!!
The species we are showing (and growing!) are:
- Romero (Rosemary)
- Apio (Celery)
- Frutilla (Strawberry)
- Ajenjo (Artemisia absinthium)
- Curry (a small Curry Tree)
- Menta (Mint)
- Ciboulette (Chives, Allium schoenoprasum).