Thursday, June 5, 2008
City Potato Farm
This from the inspiring Aaron Timlin, who a group of us got to meet at CAID (Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit.) Aaron has a vision for a neighborhood grown cafe, and, perhaps more importantly for growing a neighborhood through a remarkable and genuine open attitude to what it means to be a neighbor.
For growing potatoes in vertical spaces like cities:
Fill one tire with dirt. Plant a potato.
When it sprouts, add a tire to the stack, add dirt, let sprout.
Repeat, fastening/binding each tire.
Harvest by lifting the tire stack and letting the vertical crop tumble.