We received a design award!
Garden Tower Project received international recognition from the International Design Awards held in Los Angeles, earlier this month. The newly released, Garden Tower 2 earned third place in the Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation Category.
Garden Tower Project’s newest creation was selected for its achievements in design, creativity, usability and innovation in a competition that examined over 1,000 entries from designers from 52 countries. This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in architecture, interior, product, graphic and fashion design.
"It's been a wonderful honor to be recognized by the international community for creating something that is meant to improve people's lives" said Colin Cudmore, the inventor/founder of the Garden Tower Project.
What is the International Design Award?
A handful of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs created the International Design Awards in 2007 as a response to the lack of recognition and celebration for smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.
What’s so special about our design?
The Garden Tower 2 helps you grow food in places that were challenging, or impossible, before—flat rooftops, concrete slabs, and ordinary decks. Fertile soils, a way to compost kitchen scraps, efficient use of water, and nutrient-dense foods are among the benefits of using the Garden Towers.
Garden Tower 2, is a patented, space-saving planter and vermicomposter that enables gardeners to grow up to 50 plants (and maybe more) vertically and compactly inside a footprint of just 4 square feet. The new design easily rotates 360 degrees for optimal lighting and convenient watering. This means healthier plants and more growth over the long run, with less fuss for you.
In combining gardening with vermicomposting, the Garden Tower returns nutrients to the closed system, making it self-fertilizing. Vegetables thrive as the potting blend grows richer naturally over time. A nutrient collection drawer also allows the gardener to harvest compost “tea”, finished compost and worm castings, for easy recycling to the top of the Garden Tower to increase soil fertility. The Garden Tower can also support a much wider variety of large vegetables that cannot be grown in any other container type garden, including cabbages, broccoli, squash, zucchini, cucumber and melons. With supplemental lighting, the Garden Tower 2 can be used indoors.
When it comes to water, everyone is pleased to see how well the design is performing. Early users report water savings of 90 percent compared to traditional garden plots, because the exceedingly efficient design minimizes evaporation. This helps wherever you live, but is particularly critical in high-altitude and desert environments.
“Garden Tower 2 was created to make growing fresh, organic produce accessible to everyone in the most innovative, efficient and effective way possible,” said Joel Grant, Garden Tower Development & Technology manager. “We are honored to be recognized by the IDA for our design.”