Urban Farm at PS1 28.07.08

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"We've got lots of beans... purple beans, green beans. All sorts of beans," says Dan Wood, proudly listing the virulent produce of Work AC's Urban Farm installation for New York arts venue PS1. "There are radishes up there, lettuce, spinach, five different types of tomatoes. The potato vines are coming along nicely too."

The installation is growing 50 types of vegetables in 280 cardboard tubes filled with soil. The tubes are watered by an irrigation system that makes use of collected rainwater and heated by 16 solar panels. There's enough surplus power to run a mobile-phone charging station and a sound and video column. A periscope at one end gives people on the ground a look over the growing plants, which are lifted 12m in the air.

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Elizabeth Felicella

 

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 Beatrice Galilee

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 A periscope at one end gives people on the ground a look over the growing plants, which are lifted 12m in the air

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