Windowfarms at the Natural History Museum

New York's American Museum of Natural History just opened their current exhibit called Our Global Kitchen.  It educates everyone who will see it about how we grow food, transport food, the future of food and even the issues that are facing us now with global warming and more.  A really great exhibit.

Windowfarms is the center of all of it.  I highly recommend you walk into the museum at the entrance on 79th and Columbus.  You will see a 100 foot by 100 foot window containing over 70 vertical windowfarms.  They are growing lettuce, herbs and other products.  They are all using organic soil with eight pots per column, hoses to keep the water circulating and LED grow lights ….and they are beautiful. 

There is also a group of windowfarms in the center of the exhibit upstairs.  I am a huge fan of Windowfarms and I am also an investor.  You can buy a windowfarm including a subscription to plants that will be delivered to your door.  There is a pretty active community online that talks about the food that they are growing.  At the museum there is a kale that I had never had before which was delicious.

If you are visiting NYC with your kids over the holidays or live in NYC with young kids, I highly recommend getting over to the American Museum of Natural History and seeing the exhibit…and of course check out the Windowfarms. 

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Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Big fan of windowfarms and food as ‘art’ so glad to see this.Museum of Natural History gets crowded beyond maneuverability during the holiday but this exhibit may get me there.Have a great holiday. Sorting through wine choices for the family gathering today.

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks Arnold. you too!

    2. falicon

      oh…I hope you publish your ‘wine for the holidays’ list…I could get into that! 😉

    3. ShanaC

      go doing offhours 🙂

  2. kirklove

    If you go on a Sunday, you can catch the Farmer’s Market out front as well.

    1. Gotham Gal

      good to know.

  3. takingpitches

    Wow — what an appropriate topic for the AMNH to take on. Perfect thing to put on our list as we are homebound for the holidays.Dinosaurs would get me to that Museum as a kid; this will get me to return as an adult!

  4. awaldstein

    To any out-of-towner that visits the MET,with or w/o kids track down the Temple of Dendur room. A favorite place in NYC and surprisingly not that well know.

  5. Deirdre

    Fantastic!! I love it. Can’t wait to see it.

  6. Sunchowder

    Looks fabulous! Wish I could get to see this 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      you would love it.

  7. Wavelengths

    I love this! And I’ve been talking up your blog today over on AVC. People are saying nice things over there about you and your post. 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      haha. thanks for the shout out.

      1. Wavelengths

        Btw, who’s that guy Fred? 😉

  8. ShanaC

    Those lettuce look so delicious….

  9. Lisa Small

    Congratulations, Britta! Amazing!

  10. Donna Brewington White

    This is amazing!

  11. TanyaMonteiro

    W O W, I love this.

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  13. CCjudy

    what are your thanksgiving plans? Are you cooking? Judy