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Experimenting with Windowfarming

  • May 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Speck Residence

The May meeting of the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden group will feature Windowfarming. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 PM at the home of Anne Verret-Speck, 63 South Hampton Road (Route 107A), Amesbury.

A Windowfarm is a vertical, indoor garden that allows for year-round growing in almost any window. It lets plants use natural window light, the climate control of your living space, and organic “liquid soil.” In the hydroponic system, nutrient-spiked water is pumped up from a reservoir at the base of the system and trickles down from bottle to bottle, bathing the roots along the way. Water and nutrients that are not absorbed collect in the reservoir and are pumped through again at the next interval. More information is available at windowfarms.org.

Anne is a self-described "total non-gardener" who began experimenting with a four-pot windowfarm this year. She will show us her system and share her experience with it. She is growing and harvesting a lot of kale and lettuce and also growing thyme and basil.

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at [masked] or[masked]-5629.

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  • Linda

    Looking forward to meeting you all and seeing the intriguing garden!

    May 27, 2013

  • Linda

    I would be very interested to see your window garden.

    May 27, 2013

  • Carmen

    I am still in New Mexico and obviously am not getting out of here to attend. I am disappointed in not going to this lecture.

    May 27, 2013

  • Sara

    My plans have changed for Tuesday. I hope this goes well. I also hope to find another opportunity to learn more.

    May 22, 2013

  • Elvia

    Help! I've tried setting up my window farm unsuccessfully.. This will be good for me to learn from you!

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Carmen

    I am going to say yes now tho I will be in Taos, NM up to about that time. I really want to attend this.

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Terri R.

    Sounds like an interesting concept! Looking forward to hearing more.

    1 · May 1, 2013

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