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Growing Ideas

This year’s Maker Faire included a section on do-it-yourself home and organic gardening. One exhibit came from Window Farms, which the proponents describe as “hydroponic edible gardens for urban windows.” Because they’re made of reused water bottles, these “farms” are planet-friendly, too. Detailed plans and instructions are available on the Window Farms website (

Got an idea on how to improve them — like maybe making them less ugly? You can contribute your ideas and enhancements to the project. And that, perhaps, is the ultimate goal of Maker Faire: Not just to show off the cool stuff you’ve done, but to attract other people to your mad projects and get them contributing their own ideas.

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