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Join us on Saturday May 16th in Lake Mary to here more on how Tower Gardens are changing his students lives, for the better!
Where: Hyatt Place Lake Mary/Orlando
When: Saturday May 16th 11am
Cost: Guests FREE
VFs and above $20 ($25 at the door)
You must register at the link below to reserve your spot! Spaces are limited and we are expecting to have a full house!
Download flyer here.
Stephen Ritz is CEO, Chief Eternal Optimist, in the Bronx. He was recently named as a Top 10 finalist in the Global Teacher Prize. Stephen teaches in Public School 55 in New York City’s South Bronx, the poorest Congressional District in America. His big idea – pioneered in the Bronx where 37% of residents are food insecure – is to grow food indoors and outdoors all year round, using a new technology that is low cost and requires 90% less space and 90% less water. His students have installed over 100 gardens in New York City alone, establishing a food production business that helps achieve food security and urban renewal whilst teaching students key skills at the same time. The program has had health benefits for everyone involved (Stephen himself has lost over 100 pounds) and also donates to and sponsors orphanages, refugees and charities around the world.
You can help Stephen in his next project by making a $150 donation to help the Green Bronx Machine build a URBAN #towergarden FARM in the Bronx. In return they will thank you with a Blendtec!! Sweet deal & you help a whole bunch of kids.
The thank you gift is a Blendtec blender with 2 4-sided containers, cookbook, dvd and free shipping! This is over $100 off. The fund raiser ends on April 30th, so get it while you can! The blender comes in August, so you’ll have to be patient!
Stephen Ritz is coming to Lake Mary next month to talk about urban farms and schools. When he introduced Tower Gardens into his urban school, attendance went from 40% to 93% and graduation rate shot up to 100%!!!!!!
Do your Zucchini, Tomato and other fruit bearing crops produce plenty of flowers but no little or no fruit? The problem could be a lack of pollination. Due to a decline in the Bee population, more gardeners are having to manually pollinate their fruiting crops to ensure a bountiful, continuous harvest! Learn how to hand pollinate!
What crops need to be pollinated?
Any crop that produces a fruit needs to be pollinated. Some common crops are tomatoes, zucchini (and all varieties of squash), cucumbers, beans, peas, peppers, strawberries, melons and eggplant.
Long-time educator and founder of THE Green Bronx Machine is coming to Orlando! Stephen Ritz and his students observed that as waistlines expanded, engagement and opportunities in school decreased, school performance suffered, and hope and ambition became minimized. Originally an after-school, alternative program for high school students, Green Bronx Machine has evolved into K-12+ model fully integrated into core curriculum. Our students grow, eat and love their vegetables en route to spectacular academic performance. 30,000 pounds of Bronx vegetables later, our favorite crops include healthy students, high performing schools, graduates, registered voters, living wage jobs and members of the middle class. Our work, vision and mission are as organic and locally grown as it gets – straight from our classroom to our community.
Hear his amazing story here and see what he’s doing for his students in the South Bronx. Changing lives!
Yet again we have two, yes TWO dates to choose from. Be sure to register early and reserve your seat to avoid disappointment. All workshops take place at Living Towers in Eustis Florida, unless otherwise stated. With spring right around the corner our workshops can fill up fast. Many new Tower Gardeners do not realize you can grow YEAR ROUND in almost the entire state of Florida.
In the past, if you lived in North Carolina, you were unable to order seedlings from Living Towers. Due to some restrictions their Department of Agriculture had in place on living plants coming into the state. We found out today that we are now able to ship all seedlings (not just herbs) to North Carolina!
We have just a few spaces available at tomorrow’s workshop at Living Towers. If you are planning on attending we highly recommend that you register. Space is limited and if you have registered your space is guaranteed. Register here.
Yes that’s right, this month there are TWO dates to choose from. Be sure to register early and reserve your seat to avoid disappointment. All workshops take place at Living Towers in Eustis Florida unless otherwise stated. With spring right around the corner our workshops can fill up fast. Many new Tower Gardeners do not realize you can grow YEAR ROUND in almost the entire state of Florida.
Our March Tower Garden Workshops will take place on Saturday 21st at 10am – 12pm and Monday 30th at 6pm – 8pm. More information can be found below. Please register here.
Our February Tower Garden Workshop will take place on Sunday February 1st AND Sunday February 22nd from 10am – 12pm. More information can be found below. Please register here.
Our January Tower Garden Workshop will take place on January 17th from 10am – 12pm. More information can be found below. Please register here.
Here at Living Towers we have been growing Tower Garden’s for over four years! Are you struggling to grow in the red hot summer months? Are your crops suffering in the cold frosty nights? Are bugs bugging you? Do you know how to harvest your produce for best results? Join us at one of our monthly Tower Garden Workshops to learn all of the tips and tricks we have learnt over those years. We’ll help you get the most from your Tower Garden.
You’ve asked for workshops in other areas so we’ve got one coming your way. We invite you to join us for a Tower Garden Workshop at the Witch’s Brew in Palm Harbour, FL. We’ll cover everything we usually cover at our facility in Eustis and we’ll even have a couple of Towers for pruning and harvesting!