Here’s an example of hanging gardens from Salt Lake City

Gardening is a wonderful activity that can sometimes be a bit more difficult in space-starved cities. I don’t envision cities in Utah running out of space anything soon, but if they do there’s a great solution to make sure greenery isn’t lost: hanging gardens.

In Salt Lake City, the recently-finished Lotus building offers an interesting example of this space-saving gardening practice.

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These hanging gardens are brand new, so the plants aren’t that big yet. They’re also decorative, though this idea certainly could be used to grow edible plants as well.

As I said, I don’t foresee any time when gardening along the Wasatch Front becomes impossible due to lack of space. But this concept shows that even in pockets of density, growing plants is still very doable. I hope that consequently means we can work toward adding density without fear of building an entirely concrete jungle.

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