Garden Tower 2

CompanyGarden Tower Project, LLC
Lead Designer
ClientColin Cudmore
Project LinkView
Prize(s)3rd Place in Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Residential Sustainable Design
Entry Description

The Garden Tower is a revolutionary 50-plant vertical container garden that transforms
your kitchen scraps directly into organic fertilizer. The result is considerably faster,
more abundant veggie, flower, and herb growth than conventional gardening or any other
container garden can offer. It is the perfect solution for anyone who; lacks resources,
desires the ability to grow their own food, or simply wants an easier way, to a low-cost,
abundant harvest.

The Garden Tower Project, LLC is a new, socially-responsible business concept, based in
Bloomington, Indiana. Focusing on the accessibility gap for wholesome food, the Garden
Tower Project strives to create easy availability of fresh, organic food to individuals
who lack either the access, or the ability to grow their own food. Our primary goal is to
make this happen innovatively, collaboratively, and affordably.

Our Mission is to provide a superior portable, Non-GMO & heirloom supporting, gardening
ecosystem. ”The Garden Tower is a revolutionary self-contained garden/composting system
with the potential to transform home gardening, urban gardening, and world hunger
programs. At the Garden Tower Project, we are passionate about healthy food for everyone.
We believe in doing everything we can as a sustainable and responsible business to help
those most in need. We are working towards a more resilient and sustainable economic
future for individuals and communities. We believe that the Garden Tower can play a major
role in this effort”.

The Garden Tower is a uniquely viable solution for gardeners of all sorts, especially the
millions who lack access to land to start a garden, those with physical restrictions, and
beginning gardeners. Anyone who is ready for a faster, easier way to grow food will love
it. Absolutely no gardening experience is necessary. The design is elegant in its
simplicity, setup and maintenance are straightforward and easy.


The Garden Tower Project, LLC - Formed in Bloomington, IN, April, 2012. Founder and Inventor, Colin Cudmore found impetus in an inspirational talk given by Will Allen concerning "food deserts" in North America. Colin decided to dedicate his creative endeavors toward creating a more sustainable future. Colin was inspired by nature and driven by two trusted partners, Joel Grant and Tom Tlusty, along with many organizations and activists working to protect the environment and change the way we feed ourselves.

The GT2, is a revolutionary gardening\worm composting system, growing over 50 plants in 4 Sq Ft, on any deck, porch balcony or yard! The design is elegant in its simplicity, yet offers incomparable productivity. Visually, a classic yet sophisticated look with clean, attractive lines. Magnificence of the GT2 is in the curvature and arch of the design, the height to width ratio being pleasing, captures attention with its finish and slight texture, all in a rich terracotta color. Undulating pockets alternate naturally to combine and interlace tones and contrasts of green and terracotta to grab attention of the visually astute. Garden Towers when planted in any community tend to grow & thrive along with that community, bringing fresh, organic produce and a shared sense of beauty, awe and wonder to those who are attentive.

The real intricacy of design efficiency, lie in those areas that are not readily apparent even to the highly trained eye. These subtle innovations allow unparalleled productivity compared to any container garden system or traditional plot gardens. Concerns about safety and health of our fresh food supply were first and foremost considerations in design. The compost column, allows the GT2 to process vegetable matter, cardboard and paper that would otherwise go to a landfill, directly into nutrient rich compost and compost tea for recirculation of nutrients.