LA Urban Farms' Tower Gardens Save Water, Space and Time

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 13, 2015
References: laurbanfarms & treehugger
Just as many skyscrapers are built up in order to conserve land space in cities, LA Urban Farms is adopting the same idea for gardening with its Tower Gardens.

Developed by Tim Blank, a leader in horticulture and aeroponics, the Tower Gardens are ideal for urban farming, since this solution needs no soil and requires 90% less space and water than traditional agriculture systems. Another bonus is that these towers cut the growing time in half, which means that fresh produce is ready twice as fast.

These vertical gardening towers make it much easier to eat local and free up a lot of time that is otherwise spent on garden maintenance. This efficient system has already caught the eyes of several restaurants and has already been implemented at Google's cafeteria, Chicago's O'Hare airport and Giant Stadium.