Sub-Irrigated Planter Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
In this workshop, you will learn hands on how to construct a container using shipping pallets and other recycled materials. We will also discuss other designs for constructing Sub Irrigated Planters depending on various space and material constraints. There will be tours and information availble for those attendees interested in becoming more involved with the SWC Garden Project.
Sub Irrigated planting (SIP) is a method of growing food especially suited for urban environments that has numerous benefits over traditional gardening including lower maintenance, more efficient water use, and higher yield of produce. It works great almost anywhere including rooftops and indoors.
All proceeds from the event will go towards materials for the garden.
The workshop will be tought by engineer and activist Michael Zick Doherty. Michael is Cofounder and lead hardware designer of Bitponics. He has works on numerous projects in Brooklyn developing new techniques, tools, and technologies for Urban Agriculture.
When & Where
Sure We Can
Artfully Unforgotten and Sure We Can (SWC) are in the midst of building of a sustainable community garden on the Sure We Can site, which implements repurposed practical and artistic materials. The Recyclers’ Urban Farm project’s harvests will provide fresh eggs and produce to the Sure We Can folks and the local population.
The project’s additional purpose is to foster and strengthen neighborhood relationships, promote food access and food justice in Bushwick, and of course to promote the power of creativity and community building efforts to raise awareness and bring people together.
Artfully Unforgotten is producing a documentary short chronicling the creative and practical process of a Bushwick Community Garden constructed from repurposed and up-cycled materials.
Through a partnership with the Brooklyn nonprofit, Sure We Can, we will document food access advocacy in action through the conception of The Recycler’s Urban Garden and Farm Project to the completion.
Through the experiences of Sure We Can canners, Artfully Unforgotten members, local students and residents, artists and urban gardeners, the film will demonstrate a grassroots community building effort while connecting its participants to their environment.