Thursday, September 4, 2008

PF 1

Only 11 days left to visit Public Farm One at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens. While the project suffers all the same problems any urban gardener faces, this architectural project serves to inspire us to grow under any circumstances or limitations we may face. I never thought of concrete tubes (ex. Sonotube) as a useful container for planting.

Citibank looms over the P.F. 1 garden

The underside of the structure

All the paper tubes are tied together with 2 x 4 lumber and bolts

The growing media is supported by a plywood base

A graphic representation of the growing media system called GaiaSoil.

The growing media is primarily Polystyrene, with a layer of jute and then a thin layer of compost on top. In this photo you can see the polystyrene coming through. This spinach is not doing so well, although I cannot say it is because of the growing medium or some other problem- like summertime.

1 comment:

  1. Yo Mr. Greenthumbs!
    Nice work, you're angle on the PF1 is the best. What's more important than the spinach? nothing. I saw your better, shorter half last night, we're looking forward to the D.U.M.B.O. festival, hopefully see you there.


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