Fresh from the Wall?
Just as people are getting used to the idea of city roof-grown vegetables and herbs, along comes a radical new concept in urban food growing: edible walls. Though it’s hard to picture picking tomatoes and peppers from a wall, it might well be a reality should companies like Green Living Technologies take off. In this article in the New York Times, Ken Belson writes about emerging companies that are leading the way in this new area of food production.
Edible walls have already made it to New York. The article mentions a Manhattan first-floor apartment dweller who installed an edible wall in his backyard deck. What grows from the wall? Strawberries, lettuce, chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme and more.