Bret Harte kid with Mother and Brother harvest onion, originally uploaded by Museum of Science and Industry's Smart Home Garden.
It's unlikely that many would think of planting a vegetable garden on the steps at the entrance to a museum, but it is a reality. This is the EarthBox garden at the entrance to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It is adjacent to the Smart Home that also has an EarthBox Garden.
Portability of these planters makes outreach possible. If this was a PONG, this family could not only take some vegetables home, they could take an EarthBox garden as well. Obviously some administrative details would have to be worked out, but if could be done. It's a matter of policy rather than technology.
The potential of PONGs (prior posts) to help eradicate center city food deserts is enormous.
Sub-irrigated Planters(SIPs) - Boxes, Beds or Buckets - Grow fast, grow good, save water, save time, eat clean...go green!