26 Jul '11, 12pm

Awesome Vertical Garden With Recycled PET Bottles At Poor Family Home In Sao Paulo : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Brazilian design studio Rosenbaum collaborates with TV show Caldeirao do Huck in a segment called Lar doce lar (Home Sweet Home), which helps families in need re-designing their homes to improve their lives and self-esteem. In its latest work for a family living in the outskirts of Sao Paulo , the firm included this neat vertical garden made from recycled PET bottles. Although the idea is cool in itself, it's so much better knowing that it's part of a project to improve the lives of three women (mother and two daughters) that live in a one bedroom home with an income of 200 Reais (130 US Dollars) a month. Putting together an urban farm was not the designer's whim either: the women already had an eco conscience and grew in small containers made from recovered food packaging. The arrangement is of course thought for vegetables that don't take a lot of space to grow, like spi...

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