US News on Tower Gardening w/ Greg
We’re featured on US News & World Report! This article “8 Ways to Start an Urban Garden” provides great tips for beginner gardeners and city dwellers who may not know where to begin. Urban Farming is gaining more and more exposure and we couldn’t be happier! We’re featured here on page 5. One major tip for beginners is to “Experiment with New Garden Technology”- as Corinne Ruff explains
“No soil, no weeds, no problem. There are many evolving technologies in gardening that make it easier for residents in urban environments to grow their own food, says Greg Peterson, a faculty member at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability and founder of urbanfarm.org. He offers tower gardening as an example: “It’s a hydroponic, aeroponic growing system that has a bucket of water at the bottom and a tower. You plant plants in the tower, and after it’s grown out, it’s like a Christmas tree.” Aeroponic systems do not use soil, he adds, and can be a simple way to grow food.”
In fact, The Urban Farm will be teaching an in-depth course about Aquaponics this fall! Keep your eyes peeled!
The Urban Farm is also featured on page 7 of “8 Ways to Start an Urban Garden” where the author demonstrates how apps like The Urban Farm Guide make learning farming methods simple and easy– Take a look!