Urban living has its perks. Unparalleled shopping, daily interaction with an eclectic community, and abundant entertainment options are just a few of the reasons we love living in a big city. Still, we more than occasionally long for better access to fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies. Thankfully, a promising new trend known as window farms is sprouting up, making it easier for city dwellers to grow herbs and vegetables in the comfort of their own homes. 

As you probably already guessed, window farms rely upon natural light from windows, in addition to a wet soil and hydroponic system that circulates nutrient-rich water from a reservoir at the base of the vertical garden. The best part is you don’t even need a degree in agricultural sciences to start “farming”! The process is actually really easy. Just check out Windowfarms.org to purchase your own farm kit or, if you’ve got a little MacGyver in you, you can begin constructing your own using step-by-step instructions on their website. We are most excited to try our hand at growing basil, strawberries, and kale. Yum!


Window farms are an awesome way to ensure that your diet consists of organic, flavorful fruits and vegetables. Plus, the whole process is way more satisfying than Farmville!

Check out Windowfarms Kickstarter video below. Judging by how much money they were able to raise, I’m guessing we'll start seeing more of these around!