Windowfarms is a research and design-it-yourself venture combining social media, urban farming and open-source product development to grow food and reduce our collective carbon footprint.
Windowfarms themselves are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using inexpensive, low-impact or recycled local materials. But the Windowfarms project empowers individuals beyond the use of a product. Based in New York City, Windowfarms promotes environmental, financial and social sustainability. It provides urban dwellers with a model for growing their own food and encourages people to design for their own microenvironments, share ideas, rediscover their own capacity to innovate and play an active role in the green revolution.