Are These the Tiniest Microfarms of them All? — New York City Artist Grows Food Inside Furniture
Jenna Spevack’s home gardening designs fall in range of unconventional. Open a small travel case in her living room and you’ll find yourself staring at a plush crop of parsley, for example. But her ideas on what can make for a miniature “farm plot” of microgreens are changing the outlook of the average apartment agriculturist. No longer is the fire escape the most viable option for the home gardener in the city.
With Spevack’s creative sub-irrigation system in place, steamer trunks and bookshelves become functional greenhouses. Now she’s pushing the idea forward not only as a means of spreading the benefits of growing your own food, but of supporting urban ag’ nonprofits in and around New York City. Click through to the full story for info on Jenna’s charitable greens project, as well as the Kickstarter she’s hosting which might land you a growing system of your own. —MN