http://whimseeart.com/about/investment/ Sacramento Urban Farms was created to help People eat Healthier. Easier. Smarter.
http://gfinalcut.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://gfinalcut.com/gfinalcut-48/ Our mission is to help families and individuals eat healthier, cheaper, and conserve water & land with the use of eco friendly growing like aeroponics technology. The Tower Garden® is a patented vertical aeroponic food production system designed for urban farms, rooftop gardens, and commercial growing operations. Because of its vertical design, the system is space and energy efficient.
The basic Tower Garden® unit has a 2.5' x 2.5' footprint, and uses modular stackable growing pots. With an 7 to 11 pot maximum configuration, you can grow up to 44 plants per tower.
Soil & Water
Say that plants don't need them and people may think you've traded your cow -- and your good sense -- for a handful of beans. But NASA-sponsored plant experiments prove that you don't need soil and lots of water to grow a beanstalk that would make Jack proud. Grow 30% more in just 6 square feet with just air and water.
Aeroponics systems can reduce water usage by 90%, fertilizer usage by 95%, and pesticide usage by 100%, all while maximizing crop yields. Plants grown in the aeroponic systems have also been shown to uptake more minerals and vitamins, making the plants healthier and potentially more nutritious.
Tower Garden® is a state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic growing system. It’s perfect for rooftops, patios, balconies, terraces—just about any relatively sunny place outside.
Tower Garden gives you more control of your and your family’s health by making it easy to grow nutritious, great-tasting vegetables and fruits at home. And it’s a smart choice, both environmentally and economically.
Growing Crops With The Tower Garden
Seeds for the Tower Garden® are started in natural rock fiber seeding cubes, as seen in the photo above and left. After germination, the cubes are placed in full light for a week or two, where they can develop into hardy seedlings ready to transplant into the Tower Garden®.
The Tower Garden® has a 25 gallon reservoir at its base. This reservoir stores the Aeroponic Power-Gro ionic mineral nutrient solution. Inside the reservoir is a small, low wattage submersible pump. The pump draws the nutrient solution up through the center of each pot all the way to the top of the Tower Garden®, as illustrated by the animation to the left (Note that the tower in the animation is about half as tall as a commercial Future Growing® tower).
From there, the nutrient solution drips through a special device that evenly cascades the nutrient solution over the plant roots. On the journey down the tower, the nutrient solution feeds the plants’ roots and becomes highly oxygenated as gravity tumbles it back down to the reservoir.
This process is continually repeated, providing fresh oxygen, water, and nutrients to the roots of the plants. Because of the design of the Tower Garden® system, the crops grow faster than they would in soil, and have to be harvested on a regular basis!
Discover how vertical gardening is the better way to garden.
Check out the videos to the right an see how great this works.