Engage Students

With a School Tower Garden
Teachers: would you like to better engage your class, bring life to your lesson plans, increase attendance, or improve student performance? Do you seek to inspire and excite—in addition to educate—and encourage healthy habits in your classroom? Tower Garden may be able to help you achieve all of that.

5 reasons Tower Garden is a Great teaching Tool

As Global Teacher Prize Finalist Stephen Ritz said, Tower Garden “is the most cost-effective school garden aligned to academic outcomes one can ever imagine.” No wonder we’re seeing schools across the country take up Tower Gardening!

Grow a School Garden that Engages Students

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Ritz, who has championed the use of Tower Garden in the classroom, says teachers can use it for a variety of subjects, including science, math, literacy and even art. But academic alignment isn’t the only benefit.

Research shows that gardening encourages children to eat healthier. And classes have been using Tower Garden to grow food to stock the school cafeteria, donate to the community, and even sell to local restaurants.

Here are just a few reasons we think you’ll love growing Tower Garden in your classroom.

1. You’ll grow more in less time and with fewer resources.

Tower Garden uses aeroponic technology, which—compared to soil gardening—has been shown to increase yields by as much as 30% and triple the speed of plant growth, while using only 10% of the water and space.

2. You can grow inside the classroom.

Grow lights allow you to garden indoors all school year long, which means bodies (and minds) don’t have to leave your learning environment to grow.

3. You’ll have less mess.

Compared to traditional gardening, there’s less hassle and cleanup with Tower Garden, because it doesn’t use soil.

4. You can move it wherever learning is happening.

With the dolly, you can wheel Tower Garden from the classroom to the cafeteria to the playground—and pretty much anywhere else your students are!

5. You’ll get growing support.

Lesson plans, growing guides, FAQs and more—the Tower Talk grower community is packed with useful information. Plus, Customer Service is just a click or call away, happy to help troubleshoot any problem you might have.

Still not sure? It may help to know you’re in good company. Here’s what a few teachers shared with Tower Garden on Facebook recently:

I have seen firsthand, with the Tower Garden in my classroom, what it does for children. They are more eager to try vegetables. It gives them ownership of their food. Once they know how to grow food, they will not go hungry.
My students love to taste vegetables and herbs from the Tower Garden in our classroom.
Our kids love how fast their seeds pop up in the magic soil, and then how quickly they get to eat the vegetables they grow in their lunches together at school. How great it is to learn so early that we can easily grow the really nutritious and delicious foods our bodies need to be strong and healthy!

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