Living walls–vertical green spaces tightly planted with both edibles and ornamentals–have been gaining in popularity for interior urban spaces for the past few years. These designs typically feature water-thrifty, space-efficient, low-light-loving hardy succulents.
The green wall movement now has grown to include urban farms grafted onto the sides and roofs of skyscrapers.
Via grist.org, read this interview with Dr. Dickson Despommier, professor and author of The Vertical Farm on growing up in urban settings for local high-yield food harvests.
Feast your eyes on these small-space vertical edible gardens.
For those who can afford it, top-end green designers can create the green wall of your dreams. The rest of us? DIY. Inspiration for both.
Green Wall Gifts:
The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City
The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls (Coming April 2012; pre-order)