Gardening in bottle caps
Merry Farming Kit is a mini urban gardening kit that uses plastic bottle caps as planters for bean sprouts. All that’s included are seeds and a compressed piece of soil that fits perfectly into a cap from a PET bottle. It’s a simple idea combining agriculture with recycling, but could be a good idea for brands to take up themselves to promote ecology for packaging after use.
The world’s first “vertical street” will soon be built in Melbourne, Australia. Every sixth floor of the 35-storey building will have gardens capable of growing trees up to 10 metres tall and the entire building will be boasting the very latest in green technology.
“The Plant Room is a ‘a prefabricated room that bolts-on to a variety of existing apartment types, improving the quality of living, reducing energy and water use, and generally making the building more sustainable…
‘It provides hot water for one occupant and a healthy growing space for herbs, fruit and vegetables all year round. It also offers a worm farm, a rainwater tank, an outdoor space and an enclosed room.”