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.