At the Matter of Trust Eco-Center in San Francisco, CA we have created a fun urban planters exhibit and offer innovative field trips encouraging nature in the city. Using small footprint vertical gardens, aquaponic systems, and raised bed planters on balconies and rooftops, cities can grow vegetables and improve their quality of life. Greenery provides vital flowers for bees and butterflies, fresh herbs and vegetables to eat as well as calming beauty.
Since 2013, we have been partnering with urban garden experts and collaborating with local schools and community centers that have edible school gardens. Also see our Green City Maps program.
Come into the Eco-Center to discover how to build your own bookshelf garden and examine our aquaponics setup.
For those of you wondering “what is aquaponics?” – it is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.