Growing salads, fruits and herbs vertically not only allows urban dwellers to grow food in small spaces, but follows the permaculture principles of stacking, using renewable resources and making the most of the edge.
Quinta do Vale is an off-grid permaculture project of 2.5ha in the mountains of Central Portugal. It’s an evolving demonstration site for many aspects of sustainable living, with a particular emphasis on off-grid infrastructure. It’s run by Wendy Howard.
I've never heard of no-dig gardening, so I was intrigued by the idea of this. There's actually a benefit to it (besides the reduced work load). Click to watch the how-to video, and then through the link here to read the accompanying article on TreeHugger: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/think-no-dig-gardening-nonsense-please-watch.html - Eve.