Bring the Outdoors into your Classroom

Learning to appreciate the wonders of gardening can begin right in the classroom.

 

The best growing months usually see students out of school. That’s where our indoor gardening system comes into play. With the Nutritower, students can benefit from a year-round hands-on learning experience that few activities can replicate.

At just over 5 and a half feet tall and 2 feet wide, and holding 32 plants – one for each student to take care of – the Nutritower grows plentiful produce using little more space than a classroom corner. And best of all, it does so without any soil, harsh chemicals, or difficult maintenance – which means teachers can focus on the thing that matters most: providing a great education.

Enhancing Education

The Nutritower offers a unique and engaging way to improve the classroom experience

To see the transformation from seed to plant is a teaching tool that is extremely beneficial for students. With the Nutritower, teachers can incorporate many different cross-curricular activities using this growing process.

Seed to Harvest

Our “Seed to Harvest” program includes a pedagogical package complete with lesson plans, reading list, introduction for teachers and a news letter template to send home to parents.

Here are just a few examples of how the Nutritower can be used in your curriculum today:

  • ART

    Students can draw plants at very early stages and draw their predictions for future growth.

  • BIOLOGY

    Students can analyze parts of a stem bisection to better understand plant anatomy and functions.

  • MATH

    Students can measure plant growth and collect data at every stage. This data can then be graphed and compared against predictions.

  • HEALTH

    The gardening process can help students make healthier food choices and understand its nutritional value.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Students can analyze the components on the Nutritower and how the design of the system aids plant growth.

  • CHEMISTRY

    Students can identify and analyze the necessary nutrients that make their plants grow. Experimenting with different values for ideal growth conditions.

Safe and Mess-Free

Our indoor hydroponic garden is free of any soil and harsh chemicals, which means you can focus on your class with complete peace of mind.

No dirt on the floors, walls, or curious hands. Simply fill up the water basin, add a small amount of minerals, and let our automatic watering system nurture your plants to full health. We designed our tower with you in mind – minimal care, and worry-free.

Low Maintenance

We made maintenance as painless as possible. You can take care of your Nutritower in roughly 15 minutes a week, and combined monthly maintenance of only one hour. Weekly maintenance is a great opportunity to get the entire class involved and review the growing progress of their plants!

Teaching Redefined

The ability to grow and consume fresh food is an unbelievable experience.

By bringing the Nutritower into the classroom environment, students get to understand how food is grown and how nutrition works. The true joy of eating a fresh tomato that students have nurtured from seed to maturity will not be taken for granted. It always puts a smile on their face.