A twenty-gallon reservoir resides at the bottom of the tower garden. The reservoir contains water, tower tonic nutrient solution and a small low-wattage submersible pump. The unique mineral blend used, was created by experts in plant and human nutrition at Disney’s Epcot for NASA’s use on the International Space Station.
Seeds are germinated in soil-less growing medium to become seedlings. The seedlings are then placed into their own compartments in the Tower Garden to be nourished by the nutrient solution filled water. The submersible pump propels the solution to the top of the tower garden where it can rain down over all the roots inside a closed system used to reduce evaporation. It is this disruptive technology that allows the produce to grow so quickly. Tower Garden produce can go from seedling to harvest in as little as three weeks.
Research Article to prove efficacy of Tower grown produce:
What is a Food Desert?
“Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.” — USDA