An oasis of greenery is floating on the Gowanus Canal in New York City, purifying the water and brightening the murky waterway.
The Gowanus Canal in New York City is known to be one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. You can imagine everyone's surprise, then, when an oasis of greenery was spotted sprouting on the surface of the river three weeks ago.
Not only is the brackish water's appeal improved with the improbable garden, the stream is being cleansed at the same time.
The flora is grown inside the very same metal culvert piping used to carry sewage waste into the waterway, reports GoodNewsNetwork. The "test tubes" are made buoyant by environmentally sustainable construction materials like coconut fibers and bamboo.
The Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States is a little bit greener today thanks to a new floating garden landscape called the “GrowOnUs” by Balmori Associates.