Building resilience for me includes growing my own food.
When I first saw these Tower Gardens I knew they were the very thing I was looking for. They are a versatile, stand-alone gardening system that can be used indoors and out to grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs without soil. I was first drawn to them because of their potential for learning in the classroom. Finally! A way to teach kids about growing food DURING the school year. My dream is that every school will have a tiny farm of Towers sharing the joy of growing healthy, nutrient-rich food with today’s kids.
My personal Tower Garden quickly became a supplement to my soil garden during the summer, and a greens machine during the winter. Requiring as little as 10% of the land and water as traditional growing, tower gardening is part of a forward-thinking movement to adjust food production in a changing climate. Tim Blank, whose horticultural career began at the Land at Epcot, developed this state-of-the-art vertical growing system. Tower Gardens have transformed school communities, most notably in the South Bronx where Stephen Ritz and The Green Bronx Machine continue to make national news. And Tower Farm installations are popping up around the country and the world. One of the most famous of these is located in terminal three of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, though you can also find them on rooftops in New York City, Phoenix, Denver, and Boston’s Fenway Park, to name just a few.
I would love to give a presentation for your school or community organization and to lend my services in getting your started on future growing!
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