Veggie Bench
As part of Onya Collective

Veggie Bench is an urban farming intervention in the Artport studios in south Tel Aviv. Housed in what was formerly an industrial area, the studios were sorely lacking in green resting spaces. Veggie Bench is a green bench serving both as street furniture and small garden. Battling the mighty Tel Avivian summer, Artport’s air conditioning system is very active. Water waste created by operating air conditioners around the city usually drip drip drips onto unfortunate passers bys’ heads. Veggie Bench is a development in a series of different prototypes meant to reroute this water into new forms of urban gardening. Instead of being left to drip into the street and evaporate, the water is funneled into and through the bench where it helps grow a variety of vegetables and herbs for the use of the studio’s residents.

With Onya Collective.