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7:01 am in Education by Rhys Berry

Dear Window Farmers!

I stumbled across this through the TED talk and thought that it was a brilliant idea. I am a nature lover and everything green but unfortunately my work keeps me tied to the city for most of the year, so when I saw this project I immediately wanted to set up a system at home. Whilst reading through some other window farmers posts I saw that there was another teacher who was doing this with her class and build our own system from scratch as i think that would be more fun and engaging for them. My plan Is to start small with my class first as a try-run and then if it proves successful it will be introduced to the rest of the school. I plan to document and film the whole project documenting the triumphs and journey of the children.hopefully then it will be edited into an educational movie that could be passed onto other schools. Keep up the good work windowfarmers! And stay posted for updates.
P.S. if any other teachers are thinking the same and have any questions I’ll be more than happy to help and give advice where I can

Rhys Berry
ISM

2 mini-farms now going

5:55 pm in Completed Window Farms by mamasquid

This is my “work” farm.  I started it last week and already have two sprouts in it — rosemary and violas.  There is a desk lamp shining a CFL on it (on a 12 hour timer).

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We have a second one (which was the first) here at home but I can’t find the photos of it right now (and am a bit too lazy to take a new one.

I saw a post about the window farms on Gothamist and just HAD to try it.  Got to say, it’s fun!  Folks walk into my office and are incredibly curious about what this curious structure is.

My husband and I are designing a larger farm for our living room window and will probably build it over the winter break (we are teachers).  Our major problem is getting the soda bottles since we use the SodaStream carbonator fr our soda needs and don’t drink bottled water.