When it comes to urban gardening, there may seem to be limited options. Perhaps there is a nearby community garden or outdoor plot, or maybe you have a small balcony with potted tomatoes and herbs. And if you're like many, you may only have a stoop with room for a single plant. Dense urban neighborhoods and high-rise buildings offer little outdoor space for gardening.
French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet have a clever project called the 'Volet vegetal' that received top honors in May at a design competition in Paris. It is essentially a window draw bridge that holds trays of plants that can easily be let down during the day to catch sunlight, and then drawn back up in the evening into your interior space.
Garden Media Group