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Make fresh food available to those who lack resources for growing traditional gardens.

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Garden Tower 2 on a residential balcony in Las Vegas.

Garden Tower Project Is a Natural Fit in Budding Las Vegas Green Community

Las Vegas schools, businesses and residents growing organic gardens in just 4 square feet with less water than conventional gardening with the Garden Tower 2.

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Las Vegas is a city with a rapidly growing commitment to find green solutions for food sustainability and locally grown fruits and vegetables out of an almost certain, impending necessity. The Garden Tower Project, an Indiana-based company, has a direct answer for this desert community — the Garden Tower 2.

Community organizations, schools, restaurants and residents are using the Garden Tower Project’s Garden Tower 2, a container garden that makes growing organic vegetables a reality in locations that have never before been capable of nourishing plants, like flat rooftops, concrete slabs and ordinary decks.

Early adopters of the Garden Tower 2 report water savings of as much as 90 percent compared to traditional garden plots because of low evaporation from the vertical design. This helps wherever one lives, but is particularly critical in high-altitude, drought-stricken areas and desert environments. The Garden Tower 2 re-uses the water draining through the tower—this increases productivity and preserves nutrient density and is vital to growing in challenging areas like Las Vegas.

“Our mission at Garden Tower Project is to make fresh food available to those who lack resources for growing traditional gardens. We applaud the Las Vegas community for all of its efforts in what we see as a national model for local food production and community resilience,” said Garden Tower Project’s Tom Tlusty. “We are honored that our Garden Tower 2 can be part of the solution and are dedicated to helping more people learn how easy it can be to grow their own food.”

Garden Tower 2s can be spotted in the community gardens that are springing up across Las Vegas, in the many schools that are dedicating classes to food education, and in restaurants that want to serve the freshest food to their customers.

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Comment of Willem Van Cotthem (Zaffelare Belgium)

If you are not interested in this commercial version of a tower garden, you may be trying to build bucket towers like we did in our backyard garden.  It’s simple and cheap, but very efficient too.

A pyramid of 3 bucket towers planted with flowering plants, vegetables and herbs - Photo WVC 2015-05-24 P1120178
A pyramid of 3 bucket towers planted with flowering plants, vegetables and herbs – Photo WVC 2015-05-24 P1120178

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.