The award winning McGill University edible campus project in Montreal gets my vote for the best demonstration of community gardening using DIY sub-irrigated planters (SIPs). The video is in French but the graphics are self-explanatory.
This garden isn't just a campus garden, it is a community garden for all citizens of Montreal. The question of why we do not have a garden like this in New York City remains a mystery.
While I might like to see a more gracefull presentation of the assorted DIY SIPs, it's hard to argue with the natural beauty of the plants when in full growth and bloom. What a beautiful gathering spot the McGill students create each season.
It's great to see these young students getting in on the fun too.
McGill University Edible Campus (Video)
McGill University Edible Campus Project Featuring an interview with Vikram Bhatt, Director of the McGill School of Architecture’s Minimum Cost Housing Group (MCHG)