Agriculture is a thriving industry — new farming businesses are sprouting up all over the world. Tower Farms can help yours be successful in the following ways:
You can grow food in a variety of unlikely places — indoors and out — thanks to the unique design of our vertical aeroponic growing systems. To get started, all you really need is about 200 square feet, a clean water source, electrical outlet, and sunlight (or grow lights).
A single Tower Farms unit takes up less than 6 sq ft. and uses stackable sections that can hold four plants each. (So, an 11 section-tall unit accommodates 44 plants.) That means you can produce up to 10x more food than a conventional farm of the same size — without paying for extra land.
The Tower Farms aeroponic growing process produces up to 30% greater yields3 3x faster compared to traditional farming methods.4 For most herbs and leafy greens, the seedling to harvest cycle can be as short as 21 days.
With closed-loop technology, Tower Farms systems recycle water and nutrients. In turn, they use up to 98% less water than conventional farms, which is especially critical for those growing in drought-stricken regions.
Many hydroponic farming systems limit what you can grow. But Tower Farms supports more than 150 different plants — from delicate herbs and greens to hearty fruiting crops, such as tomatoes and squash. As a result, you can adapt your crop selection strategy on the fly to meet market demand.
When you grow an urban farm, you reduce food transportation time. That means your produce retains peak freshness and flavour. Plus, aeroponic methods actually increase the nutrient density of some crops, such as kale, tomatoes, and squash.
Unlike most white plastics used in agriculture — which degrade with time and solar radiation — the FDA food grade-compliant, UV-stabilized plastic we use is designed to survive decades. So you can focus on farming, not replacing equipment every season.
By growing crops off the ground, you reduce the risk of soil-borne pests and plant diseases. And since each tower grows independently, you can isolate and address any issues that do arise without jeopardizing your entire farm (unlike many hydroponic systems, which connect growing units to a common reservoir — allowing problems to spread and wipe out a farm overnight).
For soil-based farmers, a change in weather can be the difference between a record harvest and a debilitating season. But with Tower Farms, you never have to worry about droughts or floods. And if you grow indoors or in a greenhouse, you can even control temperature, light, humidity, and other variables to consistently produce predictable yields, regardless of the weather.
Farming is hard work. But Tower Farms makes it easier by automating feeding and watering cycles, eliminating weeding and digging, and minimizing pest risk. And if you need help along the way, you’ll have full access to our farming resources and guidance from fellow farmerpreneurs.
Leaf lettuce mix (left) and Bibb lettuce (right), ready to harvest, four weeks after transplanting.