Three of these raised bed kits from Home Depot should be at my door today. They will eventually find a home as sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) somewhere here in Brooklyn.
The goal is to make them the "cornerstones" of one or more micro garden demonstration sites. There will be many more SIP cornerstones of different types added to this program. This is just a start. You might think of them as starter plants or the seeds of horticultural modernity.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about collaborating on this program. Email urbangreenscaper [at] gmail.com
If you have a potential site, it must be available for public viewing. I am not interested in personal property projects.
The sad story to report is that we do not have even one institution here In New York offering education or demonstration of modern methods of growing food in the city. All they teach is dirt gardening. One-dimensional education like this is no better than an unbalanced diet of fast food. Education should include a full menu of options, not just one based on ideology.
We desperately need public demonstration sites so that New Yorkers can see the value of these systems with their own eyes. The plants will speak for themselves.