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Patti at New World Geek sent us a link to this post showing a clever use of rain gutter as a wall-borne gardening system.

The photo was taken by Suzanne Forsling. It’s her gutter gardens, on her house in Juneau, AK. She took the picture for an article she wrote in the Juneau Empire called “How does Your garden grow?”

Repurposed rain gutters

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Jack

    That’s pretty nifty.

  • Anonymous

    Very cool! No bending over to weed, eliminates most of the vermin damage, 0 footprint, and you could set up a gravity based drip system to irrigate everything
    I’ve been thinking about a turntable system with stacked layers, but this is much easier — nice work!

  • HOMEGROWNdotorg

    Hey great! This idea has inspired quite a few people! Just to close the meta-loop – HOMEGROWN is curating a whole homesteading/growing/canning area at Maker Faire Bay Area called The HOMEGROWN Village – makers wanted!

  • Jetlag

    You really shouldn’t be driving nails or screws through your siding.