Do you remember the Art Prize 2013 LiveWall entry called “Back to Eden?” It is located at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids. It is a 1,400 square foot living wall and was among the top 25 winners.
While it is currently filled with hardy perennials, in May, Hortech of Spring Lake will replace half of its plantings with some 1,500 herb and vegetable plants, from peppers to leafy greens to tomatoes. The organic plants will be used by the B.O.B.’ chefs in the creation of their restaurant dishes.
B.O.B. owner Greg Gilmore and LiveWall inventor Dave MacKenzie are also collaborating on an experimental indoor Live Wall system that will grow hops for its brewery.
This could become the largest food wall in North America.•