If you have a vision we are excited to help you make it a reality
WNC Urban Farms is available to help you plan and design your own aeroponic personal or commercial urban farm.
A Commercial farm consists of 10 or more Tower Gardens. Commercial farms can include, but are not limited to, residential and farming communities, hotels and resorts, restaurants, forward thinking companies, cafeterias at schools, universities and workplaces. They can be planed for greenhouses and indoor spaces using grow lights, or outside, even unused in parking lots. Please contact us for more information on both residential and commercial applications.
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 11-pot maximum configuration, you can grow up to 44 plants per tower, as illustrated in the animated diagram at right.
The future of agriculture around the world will require new technologies and a much better use of our natural resources to sustain us. With a concern for our planet, Future Growing® LLC spent several years developing the patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology we have today.
The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. It is FDA food grade compliant, and is free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics.
Aeroponics requires no growing medium inside the growing chamber, which lowers costs and eliminates disposal issues. Because the Tower Garden® technology recycles 100% of the nutrient solution, it uses up to 95% less water as compared with conventional organic farming. We also use up to 90% less land by growing vertically.
Aeroponic technology, combined with the natural ionic mineral plant food, simply provides better tasting, more nutritious, faster growing, chemical-free plants. The produce is highly sought after at local restaurants and farmers markets. The Tower Garden® technology allows growers to start a farm virtually anywhere — even rooftops — providing local, fresh, nutritious, chemical free, healthy produce to urban communities.
The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. Our plastic is FDA food grade compliant and free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics. Additionally, we designed the Tower Garden® product for decades of use! Our plastic is several times thicker than almost all hydroponic products available on the market today. The plastic is also completely opaque, keeping all sunlight out (which naturally inhibits algae growth), and is UV stabilized for outdoor protection. Most white plastics are not opaque and degrade quickly over time, as solar UV radiation tends to break plastic down from the inside out.
Unfortunately, there are many lower grade plastics, even polystyrene foam, being widely used in the hydroponics industry. These products tend to degrade quickly under sunlight, and can sometimes leach harmful chemicals into the environment over long term use.
We believe that making an initial investment in good material — and staying away from short term disposable types of plastic — is a more sustainable choice that helps to sustain the planet for generations to come.
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 20 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 (Note that both the residential and commercial Tower Garden is shown in the animation).
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!
As shown here, aeroponic towers can be lined up in double rows for several hundred feet, creating extra-large plant sites of 120,000 to 250,000 plants per acre.