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Container and Vertical Gardening from Job S. Ebenezer

Another kind of vertical garden

Technology for the Poor
Job S. Ebenezer, President
Prepared by John Otting

“This garden uses discarded wooden pallets to make an “A” frame structure which can stand alone. There are 7 shelves on it and each shelf can hold three containers. Therefore, one “A” frame garden can have 21 containers in a 5’x5′ area. I use three to four discarded grocery bags to make these containers. Apartment dwellers with small spaces can very easily set up a vertical garden like the one described. If you find it worthwhile, please post it on your site.” Job S. Ebenezer

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February 13, 2011   6 Comments

Rainwater compared to municipal tap water for urban-friendly agriculture

Watershed in garden.

The Watershed

By David Bonn, Managing Member
WaterShed Designs LLC

Building urban-friendly gardens that are totally dependent on municipal tap water just doesn’t make sense. In light of the situation, the WaterShed team took a fresh look at harvesting rainfall. The result is a wealth of knowledge and the WaterShed freestanding rainwater harvester. The WaterShed employs simple technology to harvest, store and distribute substantial quantities of high-quality water to support urban-friendly agriculture. Just add rain.

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1927 – “Back to the Future” – Home Garden Idea Approved

“The home garden eliminates transportation and distribution costs and solves the marketing problem.”

By Frederic J Haskin
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 1927

In the greater part of the United States the time is at hand for getting out the spade, hoe and rake and starting a little preliminary work in the garden. That is, unless your home is in a city apartment and your garden is a box in a window ledge, and all the tools you need are wrapped up in one little old kitchen knife.

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