Unless you know someone who could use the money to come down and teach how it's done, I didn't really intend for the idea to be in the running. I'm not personally aware of anyone in Memphis with the skills to create a healthy biowall (though there may be), else I'd already have asked them if they needed an apprentice to do all their grunt work.
How would you use the NGA grant to help realize this nice idea?
Me too. I think the obstacle is that it takes skills that not many have to create and maintain. In my wildest dreams, those skills might actually become available through the Urban Ag school.
Even if hospitals didn't want them as actual biowalls, they might want something like a semi-open greenhouse hallway or outdoor garden sitting area.
An urban farming entrepreneurship school will facilitate the growth of a local urban agriculture economy by creating urban agriculture entrepreneurs through a combined academic and job skills certification process that connects graduates to land. Graduates will have the ability to start and operate their own small farms, their own valued added...
What a beautiful idea for such traditionally sterile spaces. It would make me fell better in a hospital!
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