EcoWalls in the Classroom

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On August 23rd, 2011, the EcoWalls team was chosen by Lafayette College students to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace Grant to build and install a mobile, educational living wall and integrate their green product into the urban classroom at the

(BOGCHS).  The students of Lafayette College selected EcoWalls based on the company’s philosophy and passion for green design and sustainable architecture.

Mr. Steven King, Founder and Director of the Sustainability and Programs at BOGCHS, believes this project based curriculum will, “help young people to become involved in the conversation on sustainability so they can effectively analyze the problems their generation will face”.  To that end, EcoWalls continues to be instrumental in applying and promoting sustainable practices; using their living walls as educational tools to promote environmental understanding and awareness.

The EcoWalls Mobile Living ClassroomStudents helping to release fsh into the aquarium of the living wall

Students helping to release fsh into the aquarium of the living wall

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14 Comments

  1. Lauren Prine

    I am really interested in building this for my high school agricultural classroom. Any information, advice, or plans would be greatly appreciated!
    THANK YOU

  2. Toni

    I am very interested in this idea for our booth at Home Show in January 2015. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Marilyn Hopkins

    How can we build one for our school?

  4. danica

    Just wondered how to get a list of materials and d.I.y.instructions..what a beautiful piece.

  5. Rita

    Do you have a plan for this you can share?

  6. nereida

    Looking to make one indoors have wood floors would like to protect it also would like details how to build it and what materials I need. Thank you.

    • Gavin

      You can look at using a product with a collector. http://www.uzplanters.com sells a BG8 growing frame with a irrigation collector which will prevent water from messing up your hardwoods.

  7. Katy

    Could you please provide the instructions of how to construct the frame etc. this will be perfect for our community breakfast room. Thank you

    • Gavin

      The best way to put these frames together without a welder is with treated 2×4’s – if you do have a welder, I suggest welding together a frame from steel.

  8. Lili

    Has anyone received any insight to how this vertical garden and fish tank combination was built? I would like to have one for my apartment! Please respond with any helpful information.

  9. Mandy Vann

    I am very interested in making a structure like this for our Aquaponics class. Please let me know if there is any way I can obtain instructions on how to create this.

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