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Indoor Forest Update – October 2016

 

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It’s a new season of light and everything in nature has burst into growth, including the The Indoor Forest! 

Our large forest containers are now ready and in place, designed by Inari and beautifully constructed during August by carpenter Ilmo Pylkkanen of Kohde Design. We used dark-stained quality plywood, and the wheeled boxes can also double as exhibition tables and generous storage spaces. The best of all? There’s a garden seat for two amongst the foliage, perhaps for sharing a beverage while contemplating life …

The main ceiling structures for the cascading green wall went up one sunny (and very early) morning when Ben and Rohan of Benno’s Renno’s rolled their sleeves up and climbed up the ladder without fear. Now we’ve got steel! Inari has also already placed some “test plants” into the boxes to get a glimpse of how they’ll look with green mass and texture. Many of the plants you see in the images below have been grown at NC4 in the past three years, and will end up at our feature succulent shelf in the school when replaced by larger plants in the forest installation. And then there are lush, lush plans for the hanging components and the floating island.

So stay tuned and follow the growth via Instagram @the_indoor_forest_project, as well as in the next NC4 newsletters before the Big Launch in late November!

And as always, if you love plants and would like to get involved in the project, please contact Inari at ikiuru@iinet.net.au

Spring sun and green regards,

Inari & the NC4 team

Look, no hands! Ben measures twice ...

Look, no hands! Ben measures twice …

Ilmo wheels in the garden seat container while Ali makes sure the route is clear

Ilmo wheels in the garden seat container while Ali makes sure the route is clear

Attaching the grids for hanging plants to the old ceiling beams in a safe and stable way took a fair bit of problem solving and imagination. Here some timber is paint-matched to blend in with the rusted steel. Good choice, Ben!

Attaching the grids for hanging plants to the old ceiling beams in a safe and stable way took a fair bit of problem solving and imagination. Here some timber is paint-matched to blend in with the rusted steel. Good choice, Ben!

Attention to detail is cutting just the right angles: carperter and truffle farmer Rohan finetunes

Attention to detail is cutting just the right angles: carperter and truffle farmer Rohan finetunes

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