To make a river stone mat first you have to gather or purchase river stones. After that take a plastic mat and arrange all the stones on it. Then stick all the stones one by one to the plastic mat by using silicone sealer. Let the sealer dry completely.
All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Recycle as many of your plastic drink containers.