Tag Archives: DIY

What to Put in a Garden Journal

Journal future log
Garden Tower Project > DIY

Keeping a garden journal is a beautiful blend of art and science. It is a testament to your garden and a notebook of learning accomplished throughout your growing year. What you put into a journal makes it incredibly useful for years to come, as it creates a kind of almanac specific to your location. Tracking […]

Soil Building 201: Biochar

Orange Mushroom Closeup
Garden Tower Project > DIY

Biochar is a immensely valuable soil amendment. According to the International Biochar Initiative, “This two thousand year old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity, and discourage deforestation. The process creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.” […]

Double the Growing Power

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

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. […]

Soil and Bioremediation

Kolb bog spot
Garden Tower Project > DIY

When it comes to food, soil is where it’s at. Healthy soil means healthy plants means healthy people. That’s why nutrient dense-foods are as important to know about as organic or local foods. Growing your own in an active soil food web is key. We focused on what goes into healthy soil in a blog […]

Casters on the GT2: Supporters Have Great Solutions

Garden Tower 2™ caster ideas
Garden Tower Project > DIY

UPDATE: We now offer casters for the Garden Tower 2™. The Garden Tower 2™ has been getting rave reviews! In February we changed the plastic formulation to eliminate the possibility of cold temperature-related shipping damages from heavy impacts during transport. We’ve learned that the HDPE plastic formulation we switched to has too much stretch and […]