Last week I received an email from Ramsay Harik, letting me know about the “Garden Tower Project”. Here is a quick blurb from the Garden Tower Project website:
The Garden Tower is a revolutionary self-contained garden/composting system with the potential to transform home gardening, urban gardening, and world hunger programs. Garden Tower Project is a socially-responsible company based in Bloomington, Indiana whose mission is to make that happen, innovatively, collaboratively, and affordably.
I recommend watching the video above as well. From the looks of things, they are now focusing on a newer model, but the one featured in the video is pretty cool as it is.
In a nutshell, Garden Towers are like a containerized version of a “Worm Tower“. The idea is that composting worms process waste materials that are placed inside a central tube, producing castings which then help to fertilize plants growing in the main container itself. I love the concept, and have been thinking of trying something similar for quite some time (inspired by the success of my vermicomposting trenches) – really cool to see someone heading in a commercial direction with it!