We are obsessed with helping clients develop ways to take control of growing their own food, even in the tiniest of ways and in the smallest of spaces and in the past we have designed vertical farms, roof allotments and salad window boxes to assist people in doing so. Unfortunately, composting is always something which is harder to fit into the really small spaces.
But this freestanding Garden Tower compact farm by US based Colin Cudmore may just have the answer.
Designed to house an internal composting system and a planting section on the outer rim, the Garden Tower can fit 50 plants into a 4 square foot area – a huge amount of harvesting potential for small spaces.
Immediate plants which spring to mind are salads – leaves, tumbling tomatoes and herbs, cucumbers (if you have room to trail or climb) and of course, strawberries. Using such a tiny amount of space almost everyone could have their very own urban allotment.
The Garden Towers are currently only available in the USA, and are just about to start seeking funding via Kickstarter, but let’s hope it crosses the pond to grace the balconies of the UK!
(image via inhabitat)