We had a blast helping The Brooklyn Barge team design a space where people could feel that the plants were part of the waterfront community. The owners and general manager came up with the sustainable solution of using pallets to build planters. We installed a variety of drought-tolerant grasses that fit right into the industrial, waterfront area. The barge, surrounded by tall industrial buildings, provided a great backdrop to also plant hops. We attached netting from the planters to the building so the hops, which grown about a foot a day, would provide vertical interest. And, we got plenty of herbs – may end up growing on the side of shipping container or in half a wine barrel. If you’re in Greenpoint Brooklyn this summer, check out the barge – best view in the city and great food says Time Out.