How to Garden in a Drought (with a Fraction of the Water)

In response to what researchers have dubbed the state’s worst drought in 1,200 years1, California imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time (ever) last year.2

And this massive drought doesn’t stop with California. Many other Western states are struggling with water shortages, too.

And you know what’s hard to do without water?

Grow food.

The Secret to a Drought-Tolerant Garden

The reality and gravity of the water crisis is troubling — particularly when you consider the impact it could have on food production.

But enough with the doom and gloom! We have good news.

There’s a solution: an efficient, drought-tolerant way to grow food.

Aeroponics — the process of growing plants with water, air, and nutrients rather than soil — uses as little as two percent of the water conventional growing methods use.3 (There are several other benefits of aeroponics, too.)

That’s why we believe aeroponics is the future of growing food… if we want to have a future.

We’re not alone, either. Just look at True Garden in Arizona and Montecito Urban Farms in California. These are two forward-thinking farms harnessing innovative aeroponic technology to grow food in places afflicted by severe drought.

And farmers aren’t the only ones.

Thousands of people in California, Arizona, and across the country are growing their own food with Tower Garden — advanced, NASA-grade aeroponic technology in a beginner-friendly package.*

Interested? You can learn more about how Tower Garden works here.

Why We All Need to Save Water

You drink it. Clean with it. Bathe in it. Maybe even drench your lawn with it. And, if you’re lucky, largely take it for granted.

But water is becoming a scarce resource, and your decision to grow your own food in an earth-friendly way can make an impact.

If you don’t live in a drought-stricken region, you may think the water crisis doesn’t concern you. But in the future, it very possibly might.

In fact, within nine years, you may be one of the 5.2 billion people — more than 66 percent of the world’s population — with severely limited access to water.4

After all, 40 out of 50 U.S. state water managers expect water shortages in their states by 2023.5

That bears repeating: 40 out of 50 U.S. state water managers expect water shortages in their states by 2023.

So it’s very possible we might all be dealing with a water crisis soon.

Ready to give Tower Garden a try?

Order yours now »


*Though we’re working to expand our reach to other countries, Tower Garden is currently available in the continental U.S., Hawaii, and Canada only.

Sources:

  1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL062433/abstract
  2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/02/us/california-imposes-first-ever-water-restrictions-to-deal-with-drought.html
  3. http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/technologies/aeroponic_plants.html
  4. http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/scarcity.shtml
  5. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-430

July 20, 2016

by Tower Garden Team

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