In a semi-rural community in the United States, a person who is working two part-time jobs and struggling to pay bills may want to purchase healthy and nutritious food. But the nearest grocery store can be miles away, and the fresh fruits and vegetables for sale may cost more than what that person can afford. Instead, they may turn to cheaper but unhealthier fast food options that provide calories but not much nutritional value.This person is living in what is known as a food desert, where there is a lack of access to nutritious and healthy foods due to various factors. Addressing food deserts can be a significant challenge; however, there are strategies, actions, and methods that can help. Urban Healing Gardens takes a look at information about food deserts, its causes and effects, and resources that can empower individuals and organizations to make a positive impact.
Engage Students with a Classroom Tower Garden! Tower Garden "is the most cost-effective school garden aligned to academic outcomes one can ever imagine." No wonder we’ve seen thousands of schools across the country take up Tower Gardening! Here are just a few reasons we think you’ll love growing Tower Garden in your classroom.
Good health starts with good habits, like eating wholesome foods, and at River Region Healing Gardens we teach you how easily you can grow your own fresh, nutrient-rich food virtually anywhere, year‑round, without soil. We use aeroponics—the same technology NASA uses—Tower Garden grows plants with only water and nutrients rather than dirt. Research has found aeroponic systems grow plants three times faster and produce 30% greater yields on average. That means you’ll be enjoying abundant, nutritious harvests just weeks after planting (or even earlier if you start with seedlings from one of our Certified Seedlings Providers.
No need to worry about pests, disease, weeds—traditional gardening can be complicated and time-consuming. But because Tower Garden automatically delivers water and nutrients when they’re most needed, you’re able to grow strong, healthy plants with minimal effort. And healthy plants can better protect themselves from pests and diseases naturally, without pesticides. Plus, you don’t have to deal with weeds (or getting dirty) because there’s no soil.
Want a garden but don’t have the space? Dealing with drought? Because of its vertical, compact design and closed-loop system technology, Tower Garden requires as little as 10% of the land and water traditional growing methods use. So it’s perfect for sunny small spaces, such as balconies, patios, rooftops—even your kitchen provided you use grow lights. And it’s better for the environment, too. River Region Urban Gardens would love to teach you how easy it is to get started!
Healing Gardens is available to help you plan and design your own aeroponic personal or commercial urban farm. A Commercial farm consists of 10 or more Tower Gardens. Commercial farms can include, but are not limited to, residential and farming communities, hotels and resorts, restaurants, forward thinking companies, cafeterias at schools, universities and workplaces. They can be planed for greenhouses and indoor spaces using grow lights, or outside, even unused in parking lots. Please contact us for more information on both residential and commercial applications.
The Tower Garden® is a patented vertical aeroponic food production system designed for urban farms, rooftop gardens, and commercial growing operations. Because of its vertical design, the system is space and energy efficient. The basic Tower Garden® unit has a 2.5′ x 2.5′ footprint, and uses modular stackable growing pots. With an 11-pot maximum configuration, you can grow up to 44 plants per tower.
The future of agriculture around the world will require new technologies and a much better use of our natural resources to sustain us. With a concern for our planet, Future Growing® LLC spent several years developing the patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology we have today. The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. It is FDA food grade compliant, and is free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics.
Aeroponics requires no growing medium inside the growing chamber, which lowers costs and eliminates disposal issues. Because the Tower Garden® technology recycles 100% of the nutrient solution, it uses up to 95% less water as compared with conventional organic farming. We also use up to 90% less land by growing vertically. Aeroponic technology, combined with the natural ionic mineral plant food, simply provides better tasting, more nutritious, faster growing, chemical-free plants. The produce is highly sought after at local restaurants and farmers markets.
The Tower Garden® technology allows growers to start a farm virtually anywhere — even rooftops — providing local, fresh, nutritious, chemical free, healthy produce to urban communities. The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. Our plastic is FDA food grade compliant and free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics. Additionally, we designed the Tower Garden® product for decades of use! Our plastic is several times thicker than almost all hydroponic products available on the market today. The plastic is also completely opaque, keeping all sunlight out (which naturally inhibits algae growth), and is UV stabilized for outdoor protection. Most white plastics are not opaque and degrade quickly over time, as solar UV radiation tends to break plastic down from the inside out.
Unfortunately, there are many lower grade plastics, even polystyrene foam, being widely used in the hydroponics industry. These products tend to degrade quickly under sunlight, and can sometimes leach harmful chemicals into the environment over long term use.
We believe that making an initial investment in good material — and staying away from short term disposable types of plastic — is a more sustainable choice that helps to sustain the planet for generations to come.
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