Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ground thermal and moisture benefits

With more air circulating around verticulture walls to begin with, and now the drier and colder air approaching, we are thinking of how we can add moisture and maintain a less desiccating air circulation.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could just tilt the earth, up?  Today I am looking at a plywood backing for our fence, to be covered with a mat of - what? Some ideas:

1. foam rubber carpet, or old carpet

2. Stapled on branches and moss

3. your suggestion. What has moisture, and thermal load, and costs little to nothing?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Artcle: Making Food Seriously Local

Interesting NYT article worth reading, very much in the spirit of our Verticulture micro ideas. Here is the link to the article.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Circuit of Life

Electrical circuits are well known to us: Plug in a toaster, for instance, and heat bread using a circuit of hot wires inside the toaster. You can see them glow. We know that biological circuits in animals and plants also operate in a surprisingly similar way: Energy flows into a metabolic leaf, brain cell or muscle cell, but instead of electrical current, in the form of sugars or other nutrients.

Verticulture gardening takes advantage of the natural circuits in our plants that draw in air, water and nutrients, powered by sunlight.