Introduction: How to Make a Floating Water Garden Out of Natural Materials!

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These instructions tell you how to make a green floating garden.  This project was inspired by the Gowanus Canal which is highly polluted and in need of serious clean up.  This water garden could potentially clean up the canal by filtering the toxins and pollutants out of the water and putting oxygen back into it.  This garden can also be used in other water bodies that need cleaning.  It is made entirely of natural materials and is fairly simple to make.  Project time: about 2 hours.
(Picture: Adam working on the raft portion of the garden.)

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

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Step 2: Step 2: Cut Bamboo

Picture of Step 2: Cut Bamboo

Step 3: Step 3: Tie Bamboo

Picture of Step 3: Tie Bamboo

Step 4: Step 4: Seal With Wax

Picture of Step 4: Seal With Wax

Step 5: Step 5: Plants

Picture of Step 5: Plants


fegundez1 (author)2011-08-09

have you tried growing any consumable plants? I wonder if you could use them for this or will the plants have contaminants from the water in them.

dana-dxb (author)2011-06-22

very nice look and ideas
ill make some and present them 2 my finders
thanx a banch 4 sharing it :)

Kaptain Kool (author)2011-05-06

This is amazing. It is similar to the chinampas of the Aztecs yet so different and creative.

Thank you! Yes that was where we got some of the inspiration from. Glad you enjoyed it!

psilva2 (author)2011-05-05

Sweet instructions, team! The illustrations are very helpful, and the steps are well thought out. Looking forward to seeing more from all of you in the future.

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them! :)

SHIFT! (author)2011-05-04

Very cool! Did you do the step by step artwork yourself? Very Well Drawn!

Parsons_Lab_Group (author)SHIFT!2011-05-04

Thank you! Yes it is all hand drawn! Glad you like it!

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