Artist and dedicated food gardener Del Webber calls his Vee Garden "the greenest garden system ever." His Kirkland garden, where he produces a truly astounding amount of food, certainly supports that claim. Del has nurtured this idea of self-sustaining, recycled pots, he's ready to start manufacturing them...and he needs your help.
Del's kickstarter program "Dances With Vegetables" runs through December 21. Learn more about this elegant system on his website Vee-Garden.com; view Del's persuasively beautiful video and help fund the future of high-productive vegetable gardening here.
Here's how Del explains his quest: "Four years ago, the Vee Garden Project started as a public sculpture installation. I wanted to initiate a discussion about FOOD. I wanted to engage the viewer to examine their relationship with food; to reflect on its history and its future; to consider the role of food in the urban environment and in their lifestyle, health, economy, community, and culture. What is likely to change about our food system with the shifting forces of population, climate, science, and geopolitics? Can we, as individuals, still have a place to participate in the food system, or have we surrendered all of our power?
During the exhibition, I had two frequently asked questions:
- “Why hasn’t somebody done this before?”
- “Where can I get one of these gardens?”
These questions became the launching point for the Vee Garden system."
Read my Seattle Times story about Del's garden here - it's such an impressively productive garden, where Del uses every inch of space, including his garage roof, to grow herbs, fruit and vegetables in 3-D pots...the plants are healthy and the potted system he's created is so clever...welll, take a look...