Introduction: Bottle Tower Gardens

This video shows the efficiency and sustainability of a bottle tower garden. They can be installed against the wall of a house or along a hedge or a fence.  The number of bottle towers has to be adapted for providing food security for the family all year long and year after year.  It is a method applicable anywhere on earth, both in rural and in urban areas, e;g. on a balcony.  It can be applied at the lowest cost to alleviate malnutrition and hunger.

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EmcySquare (author)2013-02-07

How are those towers made?
Are there any cuts or holes? Are they just plain plastic pipes of joined bottle bodies?
I Assume there are holes, but how do you avoid dirt from falling out?

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wvan cotthem (author)EmcySquare2013-02-08

Please have a look at my other videos : Bottle Towers - Tours de bouteilles or Building a bottle tower for container gardening. Enjoy the answers to your questions.

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rusold2day (author)wvan cotthem2014-11-23

I have looked at your other videos for the instructions of building these towers. I found many how to PLANT them but not how to build them. Nothing on soil, irrigation, how to put them together, what materials used to put them together. I have looked on your youtube channel and googled you also. No luck in find the instructions for construction just how to plant them. If you do have vid for this please post. This would be a wonderful inside project for our classroom :)

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wvan cotthem (author)rusold2day2014-11-23

Maybe my other video can help : http://youtu.be/-uDbjZ9roEQ

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rusold2day (author)wvan cotthem2014-11-23

Yes that is exactly what we were looking for. The kids will love this !

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AzureEyes (author)2014-02-15

I'm going to do this in the Summer. :D

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acuchetto (author)2013-08-05

Don't the bottles contain nasty chemicals that contaminate the plants?

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wvan cotthem (author)acuchetto2013-08-05

Please read my views on this so-called problem : http://desertification.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/can-food-crops-be-grown-safely-in-plastic-containers-willem-van-cotthem/

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racoontnn (author)2013-02-25

Good idea, light design for decorating your porch with flowers or track him!

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wvan cotthem (author)racoontnn2013-02-26

Thanks for the appreciation.

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