The Vertical Greengrocer
The inspiration of eminent botanist Patrick Blanc may soon hit the supermarkets… If marketing execs from Carrefour and other hypermarkets attended the latest version of Paris ‘ Jardins Jardin in the Tuileries Gardens, then we will soon be plucking our lettuce, still growing, from tropical walls. Blanc succeded in astounding the general public with his plant walls, convincing us that plants can indeed grow vertically. In doing so, he invented an entirely new method of urban gardening, all the way up. From the walls of his Pershing Hall and Quai Branly to the stalls of Whole Foods is but one small step. Here the young horticulturalists of OMA édition have taken inspiration from Blanc’s work and conceived a sort of garden shelving system that would excite inveterate ubanites to pluck produce from supermarket walls….
To be relished and replenished,