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Vertical Gardening with the Rodale Institute – Snapshot

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Vertical Gardening with the Rodale Institute – Snapshot


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Vertical Gardening in Urban Environments  
Many urban centers across the U.S. have been labeled as “food deserts” where city residents do not have access to local, fresh produce. Food is transported to city centers by the truckloads from miles away, oftentimes arriving close to or past their expiration and in questionable condition. As a result, city residents, who account for 81% of the U.S. population, are provided with low quality produce. Urban gardening and farming has risen in the last decade. However, increasing green spaces and food production in urban environments is not without challenges and risks. 
Rodale Institute has designed a number of prototypes for vertical gardening called “Growing Towers.” Advantages of using growing towers include creating space vertically for plant production, minimizing the risks associated with soil contamination by reducing contact and exposure, providing an additional option for urban gardening, and increasing natural beauty in a concrete environment. Learn to make one today!
Charla Dury
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Mother, blogger, cyclist, travel enthusiast, accountant and writer, Charla Dury blogs about her experience in humanity. Whether fact, fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, Charla’s writing brings out the human experience in each of us. “We are all part of one big human family and can relate to each other on multiple levels,” Charla said. “It doesn’t have to be only skin deep.” One of the most profound reasons Charla blogs is to bring back a sense of community and connectedness that is often lost in the world of technology.

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