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Permaculture and the Garden Tower Project

"Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems."
Permaculture from Wikipedia 

The brilliant self-contained ecosystem within the Garden Tower Project fits the bill to a tee.

This ingenious food growing system recycles its water and produces its own fertilizer. And it turns out beautiful produce.

Assembling and Installing Our Garden Tower

In June of this year my step daughter's family and I ordered the Garden Tower 2.

All of us strive to eat organic and loved the idea of growing our own.

Problems

We would figure it out as we went.

June is a terrible time to plant anything in Florida. It is raging hot. The ground heats up. The insect population grows a thousand fold.

Whatever farmers grow here in the summer they usually have to shade their fields from direct sun.

Ironicly we also had a positioning problem. The house is on a small lot. We had no ideal place to receive sunlight.