Our balcony apple tree has survived the long winter, thanks to the thermo pot and extra insulation by spruce twigs. Let’s hope bees will find the flowers and help us in getting a plentiful crop!
The Portable Farm is a small planting installation that can be moved between different locations. It consists of five portable planting beds and a thermo pot for a small tree.
The prototype of the Farm will be built in Maijala service center for the elderly in Kangasala, Finland. Together with the residents of the center we will plant flowers, useful plants and a family apple tree. The apple tree has four different apple varieties in the same tree. All the plant containers are in a convenient height for planting and lightweight for easy portability. The Portable Farm brings natural experiences to a place where they are not normally found. After the summer the planting equipment, the plants and containers will stay at the center so that they can be used again next year.
Our balcony apple tree is now ready for the winter. It grows in a thermo-pot that will protect the roots during the winter. We have also covered the pot with spruce twigs to add some extra insulation.