We recently constructed a hydroponic window farm in a big window in the Science Center commons. The idea of Window Farms is to use existing structures (windows) and recycled materials (plastic bottles) to grow extremely local food. The system involves dripping a nutrient solution from a top reservoir down through columns of plastic bottles to a bottom reservoir, where the water is periodically pumped back up to the top reservoir to repeat the cycle. We just finished successfully growing lettuce, and we are growing peas, tomatoes, red and green lettuce, marigolds, and zinnias that should be ready in time for the start of fall semester. Check out our photos to see the construction process and what it looks like completed.