Portable Gardens are built out of common materials to make growing food simple and inexpensive so even someone living in an apartment can set one up. Portable Gardens are different in each CFMP Level.
Level I: The 3 Bottle Top Portable Garden Mini Bin (PG3) fits on virtually all window sills. It can provide a decent sized harvest with a limited clean up.
Level II: The 12 Bottle Top Portable Garden Bin (PG12) has a harvest four times the size of the PG3. All bottle tops get watered at once thanks to a shared water source. However, the bin clean up takes longer.
Level III: The 15 Bottle Top Portable Garden with Lid Bin (PG15) increases the potential yield 25% compared to the PG12 with the easy cleaning of the PG3. PG15 normally comes with a Diode Emitting Light (L.E.D.) that increases growth time by as much as half compared to greens grown by sunlight. It makes it that much more fun to check in daily to see how much the plants have grown.
PG12 & PG15 is easiest to maintain when students break into small teams to handle the harvest while others prepare the garden for the next harvest.
Smaller ledges can hold PG3’s on their own or PG12’s & PG15’s with some adjustments. Window sills with ledges 6 inches or more in depth (typical size of school window sills) are ideal for the PG12 & PG15.
Portable Garden is part of the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP)