As part of our Summer in the City week, we invited readers to submit urban agriculture pinboards on Pinterest to win an Urbio Vertical Wall Garden (a $175 value). Our winner? See below:
Guest judge Robin Plaskoff Horton, author and editor at Urban Gardens, has selected Alison Williams' Gardenista Urban Agriculture Board.
Of the winning pinboard, Horton says, "Alison's board demonstrates that one does not need to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality when engaging in urban agriculture. Her pins show that it is possible to grow food and at the same time have a stunning garden, even in a small urban space. From her selections we see city dwellers are growing on rooftops and in small containers. They are transforming shipping containers into mobile farms, and pallets into vertical food gardens. Urbanities are raising chickens in green roof coops and thinking too about bees and the wildlife that will support their gardens. From Alison's board we can see that a little creativity can cultivate many ways of growing food in the city."
Congratulations to Alison who will receive the Big Happy Family Planter vertical garden kit courtesy of Oakland-based Urbio; the planter is perfect solution for urban dwellers without full garden space. For more about Urbio, see A Modular Garden for the Urban Dweller.
For inspiration, see our Urban Agriculture Pinboard, a few of our favorite pinboard outtakes, and the six-plated Urbio Planter below.
- Follow Gardenista on Pinterest.
- Create a pinboard titled "Gardenista Urban Agriculture" featuring images of urban garden environments (rooftop gardens, backyard beekeeping, indoor plants, you name it).
- Pin at least 15 images to your board (feel free to pin more), with 5 images pinned from Gardenista.
- Post a direct link to your pinboard in the comments section by 6 pm PST, Friday, July 27.
Above: The Big Happy Family Planter is a vertical garden kit that contains six wall plates and magnetic planter pots of varying sizes, giving you the ability to mix and match and continually adjust the setup; $175 from Urbio.
Above: An outdoor hanging DIY vertical garden; see our post on Coming to America: The Balcony Gardener. To learn how to make your own, see "DIY Vertical Garden Kit: Just Add Water (and a Wall)."
N.B.: Looking for urban images to pin? Sift through 254 images of Sustainable Design in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.