These 3D Wheat Grass Growers Mimic NYC Water Towers

By: Ady Floyd - Jun 10, 2015
References: unicef & citylab
These 3D printed wheatgrass growers are miniature versions of water towers scattered throughout New York City. The inspiration came from the roofscape view of the vast city.

Although these small towers would usually hold water, this smaller version of them contains soil. The wheatgrass growers are being coy about the water consumption in New York. These towers presenting eco-friendly ideas such as transforming actual water towers into foliage containers.

The structures are 3D printed using bioplastic made from corn. They can hold the wheatgrass and soil but not much more as they are extremely delicate. There are three sizes of small medium and large. As a profitable product these planters will be sold and 5 percent of the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF to aid in the global water crisis.