Not everyone has the space to grow their own food. Especially if you live in a city, land is at a premium and not many people can afford a garden of any decent size. But one thing that plenty of people have is walls, and with a little ingenuity, those sunny walls could be a perfect location for a vertical allotment. With more people living in urban than rural areas now, raising more fruit and vegetables in towns and cities is a good way to reduce emissions and improve food security.
There are plenty of folks on the internet who can show you how to make your own, but here’s an off-the-shelf ZipGrow kit from Bright Agrotech, since they have a nice video. “Vertical surfaces are really one of the most undervalued types of real estate in the world,” says their CEO Nate Storey.