Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Balcony Permaculture

This post is for my apartment bound buddies.  I often get questions about what to grow and how to grow it when a person has only a very small space to grow in.  These videos by Dylan Graves are an excellent example of what can be done in a small space.  Granted Mr. Graves has 25 square meters (about 15'x15') and that's larger than the average American balcony.  Nevertheless, he provides great examples of what can be done with a small space.  For the most part he re-uses containers and therefore has a lovely mishmosh of growing spaces.  He even manages a small fish pond!  The two videos combined last only about a half hour, and . . .

it's a half hour well spent!

Happy Viewing!


  1. Excellent info! If we have a more reasonable summer-or hotflashes remain less torturous- than last year, I'm hoping to do some of that...

  2. I saw another permaculture research article recently that recommended bedsheets as shade cloth. You might check out the local thrift store!