Discover Tower Gardens at Morrilton Intermediate School

“I don’t know who is more excited, the students or me,” said Science Lab teacher Donna Bird as the seeds of tomatoes, eggplant, lettuces, and cucumbers started to grow. Each grade, fourth, fifth, and sixth, has their tower and are anxiously awaiting their first harvest.

Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment instead of soil. Through the aeroponic system, these tower gardens use water, liquid nutrients and a soilless growing medium to quickly and efficiently produce delicious and nutritious food.

This is one initiative that is part of our pilot program at Morrilton Intermediate School.

Check out the video to see what Stephen Ritz, author of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools, has to say about Tower Gardens in the classroom.

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“I'm so glad you got these towers. We don't grow veggies at home. I can't wait to see what happens and to eat them.”

- A fourth grade student

Amber Bobo