Vertical Gardens Gone A-List in Los Angeles

Imagine amazing vertical gardens of food in downtown Los Angeles. It’s real. LA Urban Farms.

Urban farming has been a steadily growing trend in the U.S. for years but, now, a Los Angeles company is taking it vertical and making it personal, and Hollywood A-Listers are blowing the “vertical farming” movement sky high.  Thanks to ingeniously designed aeroponic gardens from LA Urban Farms, thousands of regular folks are growing their own personal food source on their balconies, rooftops, patios, driveways – even indoors – and are using 90% less water (and 90% less space) to do so.

A reservoir at the base of each garden holds 20 gallons of water infused with a nutrient solution formulated for optimal plant health and human nutrition. A submersible pump pushes the water up through the center of the column where it is accessed by the plants hanging roots. As it trickles back down, it mists the roots with nutrient-rich water. The same water continues to recirculate until the plants absorb it.

These farms have become the ‘It” thing in Hollywood because they represent a commitment to locally sourced food, to an organic lifestyle, and to reducing one’s carbon footprint.

Actress Jessica Alba, owner of the Honest Company in Santa Monica, enjoys an LA Urban Farms garden at home and several at work for her employees.  Over the holidays, “Wild” co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern gifted each other with these vertical gardens.

 

    

“This 21st Century technology is so easy, we can all be farmers said L.A. Urban Farms Co-Founder Wendy Coleman. In just 30 inches, you can grow 44 different plants in abundance in what might have been unused space. Most of the produce grown in these aeroponic gardens can be harvested in just 28 days.”

Even chefs at the Google Cafeteria, Chicago O’Hare Airport and Giants Stadium, to name a few public places, are now growing food with this patented technology.

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