About this project
Thank you to our amazing backers for a spectacular launch of the Garden Tower 2! See project updates to watch the progress! -- Click here.
"The Garden Tower is the solution for food deserts......this is exactly what our cities need." -- Will Allen, Growing Power (Milwaukee, WI)
In our last kickstarter, backers helped us raise almost $90,000 to begin producing Garden Towers by hand. Since then we've shipped over 4,000 towers to the people of the United States. Across all different climates, and installed in yards, patios, decks, balconies, and roof-tops alike, Garden Tower owners love --
- Growing 50 plants in just 4 square feet of space
- Using food scraps to power the integrated vermi-composting nutrient delivery system (the core of every Garden Tower)
- Harvesting the freshest, most nutritious veggies, fruits, & herbs
- Avoiding herbicides, pesticides, and other contaminants
- Having their own 'garden' in places it wasn't possible before
- Enjoying better success and vastly reduced water use in hot climates and longer growing seasons in cold regions
- Reducing their grocery bill, food waste, and trash!
- Employing the Garden Tower as a powerful component in education programs about food, gardening, and ecological processes
Gardening with ease -- for fun, for food, and for life!
The moment a person begins growing food in a Garden Tower they are closer to a healthier life and contributing to a more resilient system of agriculture. It's imperative that we work to distribute Garden Towers efficiently and globally, which is why we are here today.
We've created an all-new generation of Garden Tower that performs better, has new features, and is machine manufactured versus the current intensive hand-built process that severely limits the Garden Tower's distribution.
The design, prototyping, and manufacturing of the new Garden Tower has been extremely complex as it involves creating very costly precision molds. With the capabilities of the core Garden Tower concepts well proven we felt confident in taking that next step, investing our lives, and are astounded with the results:
Introducing the Garden Tower 2
A breakthrough in small-space gardening, the Garden Tower 2 is an ecological nutrient recycling system taken to a whole new level. The new design is simple, elegant, and extraordinarily easy to use.
While the first Garden Tower worked well, here are some of the things we've improved:
Enhanced nutrient distribution: The vermicompost tube at the core of every Garden Tower features 265% more perforations for greater access by plant roots and enhanced vermicompost aeration
Stacking & nesting planting rings: Customizable tower height and substantially reduced shipping size
It rotates! 360 degree rotation made possible by a robust integrated bearing track = optimized sun exposure and better plant access
Removable compost tea drawer and compost screen: A major ease-of-use upgrade for better access and less bending over
- Wide, reinforced, anchorable feet: Easily install castors wheels or attach the tower securely to a rooftop, etc.
100% Recyclable, Food-contact grade plastic: No plasticizers, no BPA, no phthalates. Only food-grade dye, antioxidant for UV protection, and high quality USA HDPE & polypropylene plastics
To produce the all-new Garden Tower we need to fulfill a minimum number of orders for production to be efficient and economically sustainable. For this brief Kickstarter only we are able to offer the Garden Tower 2 for only $232 delivered to the doorstep of the Kickstarter community. This pricing will never be offered again. Beyond this event, the Garden Tower 2 will sell for $350 to $400 to allow independent garden stores to cover their expenses and offer the Garden Tower 2 directly to customers (most stores need to bring in two dollars on every dollar they spend). If we meet this funding goal together it enables you and a huge community of new and lifelong gardeners to take control of their agriculture, health, and access to food.
Want to learn more about the Garden Tower Project story and how the Garden Tower works? Take a look at this 3-minute video featuring the original Garden Tower:
The 2015 growing season will be upon us before you know it, and now is the perfect time to be prepared with a new option to grow your food as you choose with the many added conveniences and enhancements available with the Garden Tower 2.
Gardening in your community (by any method possible) helps to:
- Increase the sustainability of the food supply
- Improve Food Security in urban and suburban communities
- Transform Food Deserts into more healthy, liveable areas
Reduce dependence on the centralized agriculture system creating a more resilient, efficient distributed agriculture system
(All rewards listed below are still available!) (we ship to Canada!)
$x - We're sending Christmas & Holiday Postcards to stuff in stockings with every pledge level! (address request form will be sent by email Dec 10th)
$5 - Fund "Give a School a Garden" programs! The Project matches these donations transforming your generosity into fuel for passionate educators to implement turn-key ecological programming at schools we've connected with from Hawaii to Nova Scotia.
$180 - Actually "Give a School a Garden!" We currently work with over 45 schools and have many on the waiting list. Have a school in mind? The first step is to identify a passionate instructor that we can coordinate with.
$218 - Local Supporter Special -- Pickup a Garden Tower 2 in Bloomington, Indiana in March. Oh, and we're throwing in a whole lot of good quality potting soil!
$232 - ONE GARDEN TOWER 2 shipped to your door this February.This INCLUDES the cost of shipping to all 50 US States and Puerto Rico! (most popular: click here to pre-order)
$440 - TWO GARDEN TOWER 2's shipped to your door this February. This INCLUDES the cost of shipping to all 50 US States and Puerto Rico!
$650 - THREE GARDEN TOWER 2's shipped to your door this February.This INCLUDES the cost of shipping to all 50 US States and Puerto Rico!
$1600 - EIGHT GARDEN TOWER 2's shipped by freight this February. This INCLUDES the cost of shipping to all 50 US States!
$1650 - EIGHT GARDEN TOWER 2's and a massive high quality collection of organic Non-GMO seeds shipped by freight this February.This INCLUDES the cost of shipping to all 50 US States!
$2500 - Below-zero-profit Community Garden Installation anywhere is the USA or Canada. We work with your community to implement your vision of a community garden. 100% of funds go to materials, freight costs, and equipment (not our time, human travel, writing, etc.). Have a vision? Share it with us and we will do everything we can to make it a reality.
Visit www.GardenTowerProject.com for more information
Here are some things our customers have had to say:
Nick A. (Texas)
Thank you so much for our Garden Tower. We love it and eat off it everyday.
Jim K. (Indiana)
I have absolutely been loving my Garden Tower...THANK YOU! It's been brilliant.
Mary Anhueser (Indiana) (click on video!)
Linda N. (Florida)
When I saw the garden tower I squealed with delight. How brilliant, how perfect for my needs. I can compost and have a garden no matter where we are!!!!!!! I was so excited I went ahead and ordered it yesterday. I cannot wait to be picking veggies and eating them right then from my garden tower. Thanks again!
Find many more photos and stories on our facebook page. We look forward to hearing about your Garden Tower 2!
The making of the Garden Tower 2:
We appreciate your consideration. From all of us at the Garden Tower Project, we sincerely thank you for your support!
Colin, Tom, Joel, and our Team
- Using a Garden Tower: (2 minute short video featuring the original Garden Tower)
- More Garden Tower Testimonials
- Even more Garden Tower Photos!
- Much more information on gardening with a Garden Tower is available under the Resources Tab of our website: www.GardenTowerProject.com
Video: Organic Patio Farming with the Garden Tower -- Created by StartUp-USA and featured on PBS
Risks and challenges
We've faced numerous challenges over the life of the Garden Tower Project and the development of multiple Garden Towers. A steadfast pursuit of solutions through collaboration has led to the success of the project and business. We have amazing partners AND generous supporters that have helped us move mountains and with their help we will do it again in this project to introduce the Garden Tower 2 -- a new revision of the Garden Tower that will reach the hands of many more people across the country and beyond.
We're an established business with a track record of achievement and we are extraordinarily excited to take the project to the next level with your support.
We've been working on this ultimate mass-producable version of the Garden Tower for over three years while simultaneously proving and improving the hand-built Garden Towers. The Garden Tower 2 has been refined through state-of-the-art structural design and loading models (in systems used to develop and test medical devices), full-scale prototyping (extremely costly), and literally hundreds of design revisions to create the best product possible. The precision molds from which each part of the Garden Tower 2 will be made have already been machined, sampled, and are ready to run!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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