Vertical farming on aeroponic towers through Tower Garden® technology has transformed the agriculture and home gardening in Latin America. This innovative approach to farming offers a lot of advantages for farmers, homeowners, and communities in the region.
The aeroponic towers using Tower Garden® technology occupies minimal space, an aeroponic tower uses only less than 1m² (approximately 10 ft.²). This technology is ideal for Latin America, especially in urban areas where land is limited and costly. Aeroponic towers can be set up on rooftops, balconies, or even indoors, making it easy to grow food within a limited amount of space.
Another advantage of the Tower Garden® technology is the water savings. When growing fruits and vegetables on aeroponic towers, farmers/gardeners can save up to 95% water in comparison to conventional farming. The towers have a hollow interior where water is combined with nutrients in the bottom reservoir. A low wattage submersible pump is positioned at the bottom of the reservoir to draw the nutrient solution up to the top of the tower. At the top, a special device allows the nutrient solution to trickle down, providing a gentle massage to the roots suspended in the air. This nutrient-rich solution then flows back down to the reservoir, providing a gentle massage to the roots along the way. This minimizes the amount of water needed for healthy plant growth. In addition, the aeroponic towers using Tower Garden® technology are easy to maintain, making them ideal for Latin America. There is no digging, no weeding, no tilling, and no daily watering needed through our innovative vertical farming system.
The Tower Garden® technology also addresses food security concerns in Latin America. In this region, particularly in urban areas, access to fresh and healthy food is often limited. By growing their own crops on aeroponic towers, farmers/gardeners are able to save on grocery expenses. These systems can also be set up as an urban farm to generate jobs and boost the local economy. The Tower Garden® technology offers a lot of advantages, not only to the farmers/gardeners and homeowners, but also to the whole community. With our innovative vertical farming method on aeroponic towers, it is possible to grow up to 52 plants in less than 1m² of space while saving up to 95% water usage and 90% space as compared to the traditional soil-based farming.
Agrotonomy is fully-dedicated to the expansion of Tower Farms in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay.