Category Archives: Water Wise Irrigation

Topics of this section will include drought tolerant planting design, drip irrigation, water reuse and more.

30 Apr

Hydroponic Tower Garden – Amazing!

This past weekend I went to an Earthday event at one of the local high schools near me. I saw a lot of great booths, and met many people sharing their knowledge of living green. I met someone there that I wanted to introduce to you, because she had on display an absolutely fantastic hydroponic growing tower that makes growing your own veggies really fun. The Tower Gardens have been featured in the May 2014 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!

The Tower Garden is an amazing compact and easy system for growing hydroponic vegetables and herbs on your deck or patio!

The Tower Garden is an amazing compact and easy system for growing hydroponic vegetables and herbs on your deck or patio!

Now, I’ve seen these in magazines, and I’ve actually tried to make one myself with some DIY instructions, which left me frustrated, so when I saw this system, how simple, how well thought out, and how easy, I wanted to know more and I asked Angela to write a guest blog post for me about the Tower Garden…so I’ll let her take it from here…and if you find yourself wanting one as much as I do, you can find her contact info at the end of the article. Thanks Angela for sharing this guest post and all the great pictures of your Tower Garden! -Mary

From Angela: Here I am- the woman with the black thumb that hates yard work. I am the perfect city dweller… or a least a condo/villa owner who pays a maintenance fee to have the property manage my weeds and seeds. Who knew I would care about and love gardening and growing my own food! I have no time, I have no flat space in my yard for this endeavor and I have no patience.

How did I become an avid gardener? I was introduced to aeroponics when my company teamed up with one of the top horticulturists in the country who ran Disney’s LAND. I was told I am to know, share and experience gardening. “Yeah, right”, I said. “I will only share this if I don’t fail at it”. If I can get anything to grow then I know it is good. As you can see, after 2 years of doing this, I am successful! It is so user-friendly, earth-friendly, and responds to the sustainability issue on an individual level.

Growing Zucchini Squash Vines in Hydroponic Tower Garden

Growing Zucchini Squash Vines in Hydroponic Tower Garden

Growing tomato plants in a hydroponic tower garden

Growing tomato plants in a hydroponic tower garden

I love this Tower Garden because the upkeep is minimal and the harvesting is plenty. I love that it takes up no space at all, you can rotate crops in a matter of minutes, and I don’t have to remember to water anything. You can grow all year round as well with some wonderful grow lights that hook onto the tomato cage.

Have you ever said, “I would love to have a garden BUT”…..?
This thing will overcome almost any reason for a person to not be able to garden. Sustainability and ego-friendly solutions on an individual level.

Who wants to garden with me!

Angela Meier-Tower Garden
www.angelameier.towergarden.com
314-453-4036 voicecom

hydroponic tower garden with trellis

Hydroponic herbs

The tower garden can be used indoors with a great optional lighting rig!

The tower garden can be used indoors with a great optional lighting rig!

11 Mar

Sprawlstainable – New and Improved for 2014

Spawlstainable began as a two year chronicle of Dan and Mary Deweese’s journey to create a more sustainable lifestyle while living in the suburbs. Their 2 year goal was to reduce their energy consumption by 50% (which they did) and to grow 10% of their own food (which they didn’t). After the two years was up they had many followers, and had enjoyed their blogging experience, but new things came along and Sprawlstainable went dormant, without updates, for another couple of years. Now, Mary is resurrecting Sprawlstainable with new categories, a new mobile compatible word press template, and most importantly, a new commitment to adding content, because, even though the blogging had taken a hiatus, the Deweese’s journey towards sustainable living did not, and there is a lot to write about and catch up on…..so welcome to the New and Improved Sprawlstainable Blog….Thanks for Visiting!

Mary Deweese

21 May

Proper Mulching Technique

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By Mary Francois Deweese – Registered Landscape Architect and Sustainable Site Consultant, Principal of Acorn Landscapes, St. Louis, MO.

Today mulch is a staple of the nursery industry and home gardeners are using it with un-cautioned abandon, presumably for the benefit, though sometimes to the detriment, of their plants. This article takes a look at the proper way to use mulch. Read More

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