NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Even if you live in a high-rise in the middle of Manhattan, you can still grow your own food.
A start-up company called 'Urban Leaf' is selling edible plants that will flourish in empty wine bottles.
Rob Elliott, PhD and Nate Littlewood are the two entrepreneurs behind the venture. They are making New York greener one bottle at a time.
Just take an empty wine or beer bottle, rinse it out, fill it with tap water and then drop one of the Urban Leaf cartridges into the bottle.
Mother nature does the rest, providing edible flowers and munchable greens.
Instead of farm-to-table, Urban Leaf is helping city dwellers eat food that is traveling from windowsill-to-mouth.
The company was founded and nurtured in the Columbia University startup lab in downtown Manhattan.
The Urban Leaf kits start at $22 and can be purchased online at www.geturbanleaf.com.
(They even sell grow lights in case your apartment doesn't get enough light.)