Author Archives: Rhonda Baird

Imagine If Everyone Went Organic

First harvest
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

Denmark to Become 100% Organic Country! When I heard about Denmark going 100% organic, I was reminded of a touching story. At a gathering in 2010, two elderly farmers in bib overalls presented their work which created a food hub that distributed food to the local elementary schools. They talked about the challenges of having […]

How Compost improves Soil

Finished compost
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

Composted food scraps provide the trace minerals and elements that your plants need to be healthy, as long as you are eating a varied diet. Compost also holds a balance of organically producted N, P, and K. These are the key nutrients for fertility. Compost provides a rich habitat for worms and other decomposers that […]

Double the Growing Power

Bill Land tends to his tower.
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

We wanted to highlight one of our Garden Tower growers, Bill Land. Bill has been gardening and working toward an abundant world for most of his life. Bill worked in planning and zoning for many years and has been involved in projects that promote community-building in Illinois and Indiana. Throughout that time, Bill has gardened. […]

Eating and the Environment

Rhonda's kimchi.
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

This blog post is not medical advice and in no way replaces the care of your preferred medical professional. Our modern world can be stressful. Financial, relationship stresses, sleep and waking cycles, electromagnetic fields, and environmental toxins all play a part. There is good news. We can change our lifestyle philosophy and habits to embrace […]

Micro Climate Change Part 2

Hilltop Tomato Harvest
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

Microclimates are areas around your home and garden that have three things in common: distinct temperature and moisture variations, exposure or protection from winds, and access to light. They create unique opportunities for variety in your garden plantings and the use of your home. In part one, we looked at the factors that affect microclimates, […]

Micro Climate Change, Part 1

Garden Tower Project Camel Girl
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

Cats and dogs are microclimate masters. They can easily identify warm, cozy spots or a cool spot in the shade better than anyone. This post will help you understand microclimates. In the next one, we’ll look at how to apply these concepts to your garden, and to your Garden Tower 2™ in particular. Microclimates are […]

Water, Water, Everywhere

Boy at play.
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

Water is vital to the success of gardens, because it is vital to the continuation of all life on the planet. Nothing grows without water. Nothing thrives without water. Living organisms require adequate water, which means water of both sufficient quantity and quality. As global resources dwindle, it’s important to acknowledge that careful use and […]

Make a Sweet Deal With Honeybees

Honeybee on lavender
Garden Tower Project > Articles by: Rhonda Baird

Every day, honeybees face many challenges. A small garden plot or container garden tailored to suit their needs is a great opportunity to not only support your community’s native pollinators, but increase your harvests as well. When you keep bees, you learn that bees like many of the same things you do! What’s Up With […]