Because the perks of growing your own plants and vegetables are numerous, urban farming has been a growing food trend over the last few years.
- Eating fresh plants and vegetables
- Knowing where your food comes from (at least, some of it)
- Adding a touch of green in your environment, even if you live in a big city (like Rémi Carrier does with his business, l’Agriculteur Urbain!)
1. The parts you’ll need
Whether you’ll be growing plants, fruits or vegetables, a vertical farming structure will help you organize your project in the most efficient way. Your structure can include an integrated lighting system and an irrigation system, depending on how advanced you are at the farming game. Add wheels to it if you want to be able to move it around easily! We got inspired by l’Agriculteur Urbain’s work and prepared some free plans to help you build your own farming structure!
Here are the tubes and fittings you’ll need to build this DIY urban farming structure! You’d like to customize the project? No problem! Adjust the height, length, and depth to make it how you like.
What you’ll need:
|7||1-1/16" x 92" White steel pipe||PT-92-WH||Buy now|
|46||Standard joint set bolt black||M6-25B||Buy now|
|8||Pivot extension joint bk||H-6||Buy now|
|4||45° Angle (A) joint bk||H-17||Buy now|
|4||4" swivel caster w/brake||W-4PSB||Buy now|
|16||3 way cross joint bk||H-4||Buy now|
|22||Pipe end cap plastic||AP-ICAP||Buy now|
|46||Joint set nut black||M6-N||Buy now|
|18||Tee connector black fitting set||HJ-1||Buy now|
|4||45° Angle (B) joint bk||H-18||Buy now|
|4||Double pivot point joint bk||H-14||Buy now|
|32||Separator plastic black||AO-SEPARATOR||Buy now|
The beauty of tinktube is that you can customize your projects according to your preferences and needs! However, some parts are not sold in our online store. To complete your urban farming structure, you’ll also need these parts:
2. The cut list
To make your life easier, here’s the cut list to create a 64″ X 48″ vertical urban farming structure!
|Qty.||Length (inch)||Length (centimeter)|
|2||62 5/8″||159.07 cm|
|6||37 15/16″||96.36 cm|
|2||19 15/16″||50.64 cm|
|4||11 7/8″||30.16 cm|
|4||2 13/16||7.14 cm|
If you dont already have a pipe cutter, get one from our shop here.
Adapt this project with the tinkpad!
Draw your project with this free printable tool which includes an isometric grid and our best tips to get started.
4. Add your PVC pipes
To build the structure according to this plan, you’ll need 4-inch diameter and 42-inch length PVC pipes. You’ll need to contact your local plumber to buy this size of PVC pipes.
5. Grow your favorite plants!
You can now grow your favorite plants and vegetables thanks to your new vertical urban farming structure.
Use this free plan to build your urban farming structure!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected], we’ll be happy to help you! If you’re looking for more DIY urban farming project ideas, you might also be interested in our DIY urban farming projects. Want to see more? Check out the posts below!