These are the Clinical Trial Participants, click their name to see their blog posts.

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Opening night:
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Our work environment on the roof of Postmasters:
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Up I go!
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Fran working:
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Check it out!
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More platform videos

Once the agbags were positioned properly we continued planting using the platform. The most laborious part of this process was adding enough soil to the bags. The amount of soil that could fit into these bags was deceiving. It always took longer than you would think to fill.

And at night:

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“‘Farmacy’ artwork has the Rx for poor diet”

July 13, 2011: Featured in downtown express, click picture to go to article.

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Platform and Plant

Here are two videos of us working on a platform system. Click each picture to see the corresponding video. The system worked great for the lower agbags, although it could be a bit scary. We are planting the edibles in bags containing a layer of soil and polymer.

In this second video we had to remove an agbag. First had to move the light. If you watch the video slowly you can see bits of debris fall as the agbag disappears from the façade. Good thing we weren’t standing on the platform when the bag fell, it was heavy!

More to come!

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Famacy clinical trial at Postmasters gallery

The artist/engineer/activist/experimenter extraordinaire, Natalie Jeremijenko, will turn Postmasters’ façade green. She will conduct a clinical trial of xClinic’s Farmacy, a distributed urban farm aimed at encouraging urban food production, diversifying food systems and improving environmental health. The vertical garden will be constructed with Jeremijenko-designed durable, efficient AgBags, in which edibles will be grown and then sold at the green market throughout the summer.

Postmasters Gallery located at 459 West 19th Street between 9 and 10 Avenues is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 6
Please contact Magdalena Sawon or Paulina Bebecka with questions and image requests
postmasters@thing.net
www.postmastersart.com

Download the Press Release:
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The Farmacy’s Agbag is moisture retaining, closed-systems durable and inexpensive growing structure to facilitate participatory research and to experiment with vegetation based urban systems. The platform features a nondestructive, safe but temporary counterbalanced attachment to railings and windows that can be easily temporarily installed on existing structures by an individual with no particular tools or skills, and integrated into diverse building situations.

 

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The Farmacy’s Agbag is moisture retaining, closed-systems durable and inexpensive growing structure to facilitate participatory research and to experiment with vegetation based urban systems. The platform features a nondestructive, safe but temporary counterbalanced attachment to railings and windows that can be easily temporarily installed on existing structures by an individual with no particular tools or skills, and integrated into diverse building situations.

 

The high tensile spun olefin (HDPE) material is antimicrobial; fire retardant and provides a puncture-resistant waterproof membrane well known in the construction industry. It is recyclable, yet the material can be used for long-term outdoor installation. We treat the Agbag with titanium dioxide, a white photo-catalyst that helps to break down air contaminants.

 

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