Bottle Tower Gardens

Introduction: Bottle Tower Gardens

About: Honorary Professor University Ghent

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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    10 Discussions

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    EmcySquare
    EmcySquare

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    wvan cotthem

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    rusold2day

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    wvan cotthem

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    rusold2day
    rusold2day

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    acuchetto
    acuchetto

    6 years ago

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

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    wvan cotthem
    wvan cotthem

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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
    racoontnn

    7 years ago on Introduction

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