Category Archives: Sustainability

Food Freedom Experiment! Does the Garden Tower2™ Really Work?

Garden towers maximize space
Garden Tower Project > Sustainability

With seeds of hope and dreams of food abundance, my wife, Andrea, and I purchased a 4.5 acre homestead in south-central Indiana this Spring. For fun, we’ve gardened together a few times before, at the apartments we’ve lived in and at our city-house where we were the neighborhood weirdos, killing our grass to build garden […]

Pathways to Food Security

Garden Tower Project Indoor
Garden Tower Project > Sustainability

Earth Connections Garden Centre is about twenty minutes west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada, on forty acres of land mostly made up of natural prairie grasses. Although beautiful to look at, the land is mostly sand (89%), which makes growing vegetables a challenge. When our community was looking for a way to grow healthy food, […]

Garden Tower 2™ Achieves First Ever Living Product Certification

Garden Tower Project Receives Living Product Certification
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PITTSBURGH, September 15, 2016 3BL Media Humanscale, Bureo, Owens Corning and Garden Tower Project have received Living Product certification for new and redesigned products that meet the high bar of the Living Product Challenge. The challenge is to design and manufacture products that function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. […]

Getting Started Composting

Windfall apples
Garden Tower Project > Sustainability

Fall is the best time to build soil for the garden. Understanding why can help you create better compost for your home! Compost is the rich, fertile soil created by letting organisms that live in the soil break down organic matter produced in your home and garden. It is soil formation concentrated in one area. […]

Double the Growing Power

Bill Land tends to his tower.
Garden Tower Project > Sustainability

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. […]

Micro Climate Change Part 2

Hilltop Tomato Harvest
Garden Tower Project > Sustainability

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 > Sustainability

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 > Sustainability

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 […]