GreenTowers is an urban agricultural design company that develops novel solutions to complicated agricultural problems. Though not screamingly obvious, the current agricultural methods in place across the world are sorely unsustainable and petroleum dependent. GreenTowers aims to challenge the status quo through research and development of innovative, sustainable urbanized agricultural systems.
The GreenTowers mission is simple - provide people the opportunity to grow their own food no matter where they reside. Be it a crowded metropolitan area, or a cabin in the woods, we believe everyone should have access to fresh, healthy produce.
Because the plants are continuously being “fertilized” by the nutrient rich fish tank water, plants grow faster in aquaponic systems. Lettuce for instance grows twice as fast compared to conventional gardening.
EFFECIENT AND SUSTAINABLE
Aquaponics is one of the most efficient ways to grow produce, using only 10% the water of conventional agriculture.
CLEAN AND EASY
Because of how the water is cycled through the system, the fish tank essentially cleans itself. Where you have to clean a regular fish tank every few weeks, aquaponic systems only need cleaning about once a year!
Handmade in Pennsylvania and currently offered in cherry as well as walnut.
There is the option of a wood tabletop as well as the glass tabletop, and the hydroponic garden planter is available in three colors: forest green, beige, and terra-cotta. The standard sized tabletop is 24” x 36”; however, custom orders are possible.
Living Furniture™ is an aquaponic table that provides the ability to grow food in the comfort of your own home. There is simply no easier way to maintain an aquarium or to maintain an indoor herb garden—the plants provide a living filter so that the aquarium is self-cleaning, and the fish waste provides an organic fertilizer to effortlessly grow your plants. Never worry about the hassle of changing the water in your aquarium again. The pump and plumbing components that operate the symbiotic loop of the aquaponic ecosystem are seamlessly integrated into the piece, out of sight and out of mind. Simply plant seeds, feed the fish, and watch your garden grow.
ROTATING LIVING WALL™
The rotating living wall is currently in the development phase incorporating water-powered rotation into the living wall to allow for even distribution of sunlight, even on facades that experience uneven shadowing.
Green Towers is actively researching new methods to maximize produce output per square foot specifically for urban and spatially-constrained environments.
The rotation of the wall provides an element of motion that makes for a more interesting visual display than a static green wall. Thank you to the Pennsylvania State University Sustainability Institute for the Reinvention Fund grant for providing seed support for this research and development phase. A more refined and fully hydroponic prototype will be completed during summer 2014.
The greenhouse is constructed from a recycled standard 20-foot shipping container, making it both structurally sound and transportable as well as a post-consumer up-cycled product. The greenhouse is fully aquaponic-integrated, designed to raise tilapia or perch as well as to grow microgreens, culinary herbs, leafy greens, and other vegetables. While only one mobile aquaponic container greenhouse has been built thus far, we do encourage any interested parties to contact us for a quote.
GreenTowers offers consulting and design services as well as management services (location dependent) for our custom hydroponic, aquaponic, and urban agricultural production systems. We specialize in the design and fabrication of hydroponic and aquaponic systems that fit the individualized aesthetic of our clients’ interior or exterior spaces: residential, hospitality, and commercial.
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A 2014 graduate of Penn State University, Dustin earned a degree in biology while focusing his interdisciplinary honors thesis research on the intersection of engineering entrepreneurship and horticulture.
Since graduation, Dustin has been working as the CEO of GreenTowers, overseeing business and strategic growth operations.
Dan joined the GreenTowers team in the summer of 2013. He serves as the GreenTowers CSO, managing marketing and sales. Currently enrolled at Penn State University, Dan is working toward a degree in Industrial Engineering.
A 2014 graduate of Penn State University, Jared earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since graduation, Jared has been serving as the GreenTowers Project Manager, overseeing product development and operations.
Chief of Design
Mike serves as the Chief Design Officer for GreenTowers. In addition to product design and development, Mike also has a lead role in business operations such as branding and marketing. Mike is currently enrolled at Penn State University, working towards a degree in Architecture.
Director of Construction
Jon graduated from Penn State University in 2013 with a degree in Landscape Contracting and a minor in Arboriculture. Upon graduation Jon was accepted into the Penn State University Graduate School to study Horticulture. Jon serves as the GreenTowers Chief Technology Officer, overseeing product research and development.
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243 S. Allen Street Suite 337 State College PA 16801
+1 (717) 602-3531
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