Woolly pocket gardens

Here’s another idea for schools with a lack of space for growing food: hang the garden on the wall or fence.

A "pop-up" Woolley Pocket Garden appeared in June at a Bleecker Street park in NYC. Image from The Gothamist

Woolly Pocket Gardens are portable garden containers that can be hung outside on any type of fence or wall. They are made of recycled materials—a combination of “breathable” felt and a moisture barrier—and are handstitched. There are numerous sizes and kids and teachers can grow any kind of veggie that makes sense for the dimensions of the pocket itself and the playground’s ratio of sun/shade.

The company has been planting “pop-up” gardens in some NYC parks this spring and fall to help beautify the city (and, presumably, promote their very cool product). Check them out here.

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