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.

1 comment:

Flavius Maximus said...

when i was a kid we used to grow potatoes like this... it was a lot of fun to harvest them and see how many potatoes grew.