Urban Vertical Agriculture

Vertical Farming offers an excellent alternative for a growing number of us living in an urban setting with limited (or without) garden beds for our favourite vegetables. The picture below shows a 2×2′ GLTi exterior living wall system (perfect for vertical farming) with a stainless steel watering reservoir at the top and covers on the front to reduce soil loss and evaporation. The entire system is safely mounted to a railing. Other potential mounting surfaces include condominium and apartment balconies, fences, buildings, etc. Contact us today for more details!

GLTi living wall panels used for Vertical Urban Agriculture by VLA, 2014

GLTi living wall panels used for Vertical Urban Agriculture by VLA, 2014

Air Farming

Check Out this video from TED Talks describing the considerable health benefits of growing your own fresh air indoors, especially given the growing trend of urbanization and increasing time spent indoors for both work and relaxation. Given the large number of plants required to make a significant and positive impact on health, we at VLA believe that living walls provide the perfect vehicle for “air farming” as there is no loss of floor area. See for yourself…

How To Grow Your Own Fresh Air – TED Talks Video

GLTi Plug and Play system

Vertical Landscape Architects installed 3 custom GLTi Plug and Play living wall systems in British Columbia in June, 2014. The installation of the systems were extremely easy and the clients are thrilled with the look and simplicity and of the living walls. Pictures from one of the the BC installations was featured on the GLTi newsletter and a bulletin issued on behalf of GLTi by Greenroofs.com. Please see below for a picture of the installation and a link to the article describing the many merits of the new GLTi Plug and Play living wall system.

GLTi Plug and Play Announcement on Greenroofs.com

GLTi Plug and Play living wall design and installation by VLA, 2014

GLTi Plug and Play living wall design and installation by VLA, 2014