17 Mar '12, 12pm

Are These the Tiniest Microfarms of Them All? New York City Artist Grows Food Inside Furniture

Are These the Tiniest Microfarms of Them All? New York City Artist Grows Food Inside Furniture

© Jenna Spevack . A microfarm underneath a kitchen table. The challenges of gardening in small urban spaces have generated plenty of innovative ideas: planters on fire escapes , on room dividers , even hanging in the air. New York City artist Jenna Spevack 's experiments with apartment-sized farming started with converting her bookshelf into a mini-greenhouse. Now some of her "farms" are small enough to fit inside a vintage travel case. Gourmet Organic Microgreens In her studio in downtown Brooklyn, Spevack is cultivating a rotating variety of gourmet organic microgreens -- her healthy, tasty list includes astro arugula, mizuna, red giant mustard, tat soi, ruby red chard, bull's blood beet, red Russian kale, magenta magic orach, cress, fennel, and parsley -- inside salvaged household furniture. © Jenna Spevack . A microfarm inside a small travel case. Starting May 3, eight...

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