This small but ever growing company has built its roots (ha ha...get the pun?) on the same principles that I believe: self sustainability. Much of the founding of America came from agriculture. A hundred years ago, everyone had their own garden and planted their own foodstuffs. As late as World War 2, the US government supported growers as Victory Gardens were planted so that people could sustain their rations throughout the war. Fast forward to 2016, when people are actually getting in legal trouble for growing vegetables in their own backyards.
- In 2010, a Georgia man was fined $5,000 for growing organic vegetables in his own backyard.
- In 2011, a Detroit area woman faced jail time for a front yard tomato, zucchini and herb garden.
- In 2012 this Tulsa woman came home to find city officials destroying her edible garden and trees.
The Tower Garden 2 is a gorgeous terra cotta self composting, water recycling garden tower. Instead of horizontal gardening, you plant vertically, thereby creating a self contained microfarm in a small space. The garden is perfect for a small backyard setting, and can even be used as a base for other landscaping projects. Take a look at these gardens that other Tower Garden users have created!
The website contains several ideas for using the Garden Tower in your gardenscape. They also teach you how to garden with compost, how to recycle within your Garden Tower and how to water, and reuse water, to keep your garden hydrated. There are guides on extending your growing seasons, as well as gardening inside.
Even if you don't purchase the Garden Tower (which you should really consider...it's a fantastic system), visit the website, check out the resources and see the future of microfarming.