21 Mar '12, 12pm

How to Farm in Your Big City Apartment

How to Farm in Your Big City Apartment

An example of Jenna Spevack's microfarms, cleverly hidden below a table. Photo: Jenna Spevack. Saying “I live in an urban environment” has long been an excuse to compromise healthy salad greens for convenience, but one New York City-based artist is out to change that. Jenna Spevack , artist and professor of creative media at City University of New York, has created what she calls “microfarms” – mini gardens of microgreens hidden between bookcases, shelves, desks and boxes, grown with little more than seeds and a small local ecosystem. In her upcoming exhibit at NYC gallery Mixed Greens from May 3 to June 2, Spevack will feature eight different kinds of microgreen setups in an effort to prove that with little effort, anyone can grow and eat their own healthy food. Bet You’ll Love: HOW TO: Build a Vertical Garden With Old Coffee Cups “I developed the microfarm so that it req...

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