Have Travel, Will Garden: Chicago Plants Rail Car

February 9, 2010 by

The Mobile Garden, recently approved by the Chicago Transit Authority, will add green space to the windy city as straphangers enjoy a flatcar train garden during their commutes. The moving urban garden, to become a part of regular transit service, will be planted with native plant species requiring little water and low maintenance. Artist Joe Baldwin’s concept is intended to highlight the importance of native plants in the community and “get people to think about the possibilities of enhancing green space in the city” just as container gardens have been for years.

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10 Comments »

  1. Eco Mama said:

    Ah ha ha! That is funny! I’m really surprised gravity doesn’t pull stuff out.
    xo
    Eco Mama

    — February 9, 2010 @ 13:46

  2. Catherine Wachs said:

    This strikes me as a waste of money. I’d rather see a community garden.

    — February 9, 2010 @ 15:33

  3. Sunny said:

    That’s brillent, all it’s missing is a few deck chairs.
    Two tickets to Chicago, Botanic class please!

    — February 9, 2010 @ 16:15

  4. Eileen said:

    This is really something! I rode the CTA a lot as a young adult. My father worked for the CTA. I actually this it’s neat!

    — February 14, 2010 @ 17:53

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  8. abercrombie paris said:

    La quasi-totalité de ce que vous pointez arrive à être étonnamment précis et qui me fait demander pourquoi je n’avais pas examiné cette question dans cette lumière précédemment. Cette pièce fait vraiment particulier allumer la lumière pour moi autant que ce sujet particulier va.

    — May 5, 2012 @ 02:18

  9. Agen Bola said:

    I love the hyacinth bulbs!! I have lots of those in my front garden, but planted the typical way with the bulbs buried in the soil. What a creative alternative youâ??ve shown in your photograph. Awesome 🙂

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