If you thought urban gardening and living rooftops were creative uses of space, get a load of this garden on a boat, called "the Waterpod." Gardener and artist Carissa Carmanserved as Living Systems Director and Designer of the Waterpod.
The Waterpod "food system" included a variety of growing methods, such as self-irrigating, companion and hydroponic planting. These techniques were incorporated into a closed-loop ecosystem, which used the grey water and food scraps from the boat's kitchen to feed the plants and feed the four on-board chickens. In turn, the manure from the chickens' coops fertilized the plants, which then supplied the kitchPublish Posten.
Sounds pretty nice, floating down the river with a garden of fresh, delicious vegetables and a few clucking chickens at your feet. Just goes to show you have to think outside the ... well, land ... when contemplating where and how we can grow food.