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. However a Los Angeles company is taking it vertical gardens and making it personal. So Hollywood A-Listers are blowing the “vertical farming” movement sky-high. Thanks to ingeniously designed aeroponic gardens from LA Urban Farms. Yup, can you say thousands of regular folks are growing their own personal food source. All on their balconies, rooftops, patios, driveways. That’s even indoors. Most importantly 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 accessed by the plants hanging roots.
So 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 a 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. Because in just 30 inches, you can grow 44 different plants. All in abundance in what might be unused space. Most of the produce grown in these aeroponic gardens can be harvested in just 28 days.”