It was a delightful time but all too short. I have no doubt that we will meet again before too long. Perhaps one day next year I will enjoy their company again in Florence, Italy where they live.
Giacomo is a very creative architect who obviously understands the potential for portable micro gardens using sub-irrigated "plumbing". He gets it.
What you see here is what should have been done long ago here in New York City and other cities across America. The community garden Giacomo founded offers portable micro gardens for adoption to local citizens who do not have access to tillable land but do have access to sunlight. Adequate light is all they need to produce fresh vegetables within easy picking reach.
The size of portable, expandable community gardens like this is unlimited. There is no waiting list as there often is in conventional earth bound community gardens. Everyone is first in line with no need to dig in the dirt or worry about the potential hazard of lead contaminated soil.
Portable sub-irrigated micro gardens are a highly productive and hygienic way to grow food in the city. They also save precious water and time for busy urbanites on the go.
Why is it that we do not have even one community garden like this here in the supposedly smart, hip and sophisticated “Big Apple”?
Finally we created the pilot project for more Community Gardens like this to come.
This first garden will have 50 containers in total, in this picture you see only 30 of them:
Everyone can “adopt” a container for 25 € for 6 months, and harvest it.
With a daily coffee we could support 7 containers!
Plus, every 4 containers adopted, we create one just for the underprivileged of the neighborhood.