Tag Archives: sustainble agriculture

Soil Building 201: Biochar

Orange Mushroom Closeup
Garden Tower Project > sustainble agriculture

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.” […]

GMO-Free: or IS it?

Is it really GMO-free?
Garden Tower Project > sustainble agriculture

The debate around genetically modified organisms is intense this year as the activity surrounding labeling laws heats up. GMO technology has become pervasive in our world and its impact on our food supply gets most of the attention. Is your food safe or isn’t it? Whether or not you believe GMOs are dangerous, the majority […]

Fall-ing in Love With Your Garden Tower All Over Again

Hilltop Tomato Harvest
Garden Tower Project > sustainble agriculture

It’s the height of summer heat. Believe it or not, it’s time to get your fall garden under way. July is the month to plan your fall and winter gardens, start seeds, or obtain young starts. It’s a good idea to use transplants if you live in very hot or cold zones. If you’re the […]

Micro Climate Change Part 2

Hilltop Tomato Harvest
Garden Tower Project > sustainble agriculture

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, […]

Key Strategies to Keep Your Seeds on Track

Garden Tower Project > sustainble agriculture

Spring has sprung and its high time for seedlings to be in their trays. Will they sprout? Are they planted too early? Too late? Are there enough? Too many? When do they need water? When should they be transplanted? Where should the seeds come from? What to Plant Plant what you like to eat! Plant […]