The Garden Tower is a revolutionary vertical self-contained garden & composting system that redefines home gardening, urban gardening and vermicomposting. Utilizing 6 cu.ft. of potting soil, the Garden Tower allows for the abundant growth of 50 plants vertically in a minimal footprint and eliminates weeding, electricity, nutrient loss and most water loss associated with conventional gardening.
Almost 20,000 Garden Tower owners use their Garden Towers because they like: • Growing 50 plants in just 4 square feet of space • Using food scraps to power the integrated vermi-composting nutrient delivery system (the core of every Garden Tower) • Harvesting the freshest, most nutritious veggies, fruits, & herbs • Avoiding herbicides, pesticides, plasticizers, phthalates, PVC, BPA, polycarbonates and other contaminants • Having their own 'garden' in places it wasn't possible before • Enjoying better success and vastly reduced water use in hot climates and longer growing seasons in cold regions • Reducing their grocery bill, food waste, and trash! • Employing the Garden Tower as a powerful component in education programs about food, gardening, and ecological processes (the Garden Tower is used in hundreds of classrooms!) • Gardening with ease -- for fun, for food, and for life!
The Garden Tower 2 glides on a zero-maintenance ball bearing tracking capable of supporting over 1,000 pounds -- Just one of numerous enhancements to the Garden Tower 1.1 now standard in the Garden Tower 2! Recently named the “Worlds Most Advanced Container Garden”, the Garden Tower 2 features food grade USA-made HDPE (non-toxic, BPA & PVC free plastic) components, FDA-approved dye and UV-protection antioxidant package for health, durability and complete recyclability. The multi-patented Garden Tower is the only self-contained growing system that allows plants to feed and grow organically with nutrients made available by the composting core which runs through the tower! The Garden Tower 2 rotates easily for light access and for easy garden access in small spaces like balconies.
The GT2 is constructed with 35 pounds of plastic resin -- it is heavy-duty and was designed to survive 12 years of outdoor use! The plastic features food-grade UV protection AND UV-Blocking non-toxic pigments to maximize lifespan for years of trouble-free gardening. We back the Garden Tower 2 by a inclusive 5-Year Manufacturers Warranty. (see GardenTowerProject.com for details)
Our commitment to making products that are healthy for people and also healthy for the planet runs deep: The GT2 is built from 100% FDA Certified Food Grade & non-toxic plastic resins, colorants, and UV Protection. Going much further, the GT2 is also free of all plasticizers (toxic phthalates), all hardeners (BPA), and also contains no vinyl, PVC, or polycarbonates (which can degrade into toxins). The Garden Tower 2 is currently the only container garden which has earned a Living Product Challenge Certification from the Living Future Institute and is also certified to be "Red List Free".
Garden Tower 2 Improvements to the Garden Tower 1.1 include: 1) Enhanced nutrient distribution: The vermicomposting tube at the core of every Garden Tower features 265% more perforations for greater access by plant roots and enhanced aeration. 2) Stacking & nesting planting rings: Customizable tower height and less soil compaction. 4) Removable compost tea drawer and compost screen: better access, controlled compost release and less bending over. 5) Wide, heavy, reinforced, anchor able feet attach the tower securely to a rooftop, etc. The available Premium Caster Kit allows the Garden Tower to be frequently moved. 6) Even heavier built and more UV resistant then the robust GT1 and GT1.1: The Garden Tower 2 IS the Ultimate Patio Farm.
We're a small company with big ideas committed to socially-responsible practices at every level, and our mission is no less than to help transform the face of gardening and food sustainability in our world. To us, food security is more than just growing your own food, it is about growing healthy food. In an era of rapidly rising food prices and industrial farming practices that strip our food of nutrients essential for good health, we believe the Garden Tower is one small step in empowering people towards their own food security. Our products are developed with a mindset that if they can't improve peoples lives and have a positive impact on the planet as a whole, we had better come up with something better to pursue.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Grow organically anywhere
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Colin Cudmore attended a lecture by urban agriculture guru Will Allen (founder of Growing Power). Colin was so perturbed by the state of fresh food availability in many of our cities across the United States that he literally made it a personal goal to make a difference and help change the landscape of "food deserts". Since 2010 Colin Cudmore and Joel Grant have been harnessing the natural and ancient methods of breaking down organics to nourish new plants for healthy produce in three distinct generations of Garden Towers - The Original Garden Tower, the Garden Tower 1.1, and the Garden Tower 2. The Garden Tower is a thoroughly optimized vertical keyhole garden which draws on efficient nutrient and water management design principles from ancient arid African agriculture.
What makes your product special?
The moment a person begins growing some of their own food organically they are closer to a healthier life and contributing to a more resilient system of agriculture. For many people in many different environments around the world, the Garden Tower 2 is a very nice solution to make growing a significant amount of organic product achievable in an otherwise unproductive space.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Based on the success of the Original Garden Tower and Garden Tower 1.1, backers on Kickstarter (and Garden Tower users) came together to raise $431,000 to make the Garden Tower 2 a reality. The rate at which the Garden Tower user community is growing and how freely gardeners share experiences, insights, and new ideas literally pushes us further every day.