Kombrink Real Estate Group: The Green Experiment; Vertical Garden

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance

Yesterday was a very exciting day!  I spent most of it with clients and had a wonderful time.

My husband, Kyle, spent it in the garage bringing a vision to life.

In some of my previous posts, I have mentioned that Kyle has been researching and designing a vertical, hydroponic gardening system.  Well, yesterday he took his concept to reality by creating his first prototype in our garage.

The tower will allow us to grow 28 plants in a 2 foot space.  Because he is growing vertically, this means that we can grow more produce in less space!  No tilling, no weeding and no waste.

After he finished the prototype, he brought it into the house and we sat down together, sipped on a little wine and began to brainstorm all of the possibilities for this nifty tower that he has created.

I can see these hanging from under a deck or smaller versions being hung under a porch.  The system he envisions will be modular, which means a person could have as large or small a garden as they'd like based on the space available to them.

We both envisioned people in an apartment or inner city setting being able to grow pretty much anything they'd like using this system.

Today, I will be meeting with clients again, and I'm pretty sure he will be back in the garage making more towers.

I think one of the coolest things about his system, is that we are recycling things that we have in our basement already to create the system.  And his creative side is coming out.  He showed me some other systems he has designed to go along with this one.

I can't wait to see what he comes up with next...and I can't wait to pick and eat the goodies that we grow!

Comments (4)

Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

This is a fun project and very creative.  There is a tremendous amount of satisfaction in growing your own food.  It usually tastes better as well.

Feb 15, 2009 01:12 AM
Laura Kombrink
RE/MAX Alliance - Collinsville, IL

Hello Melody,
I've always loved gardening!  My husband....being who he is....always looks for more efficient ways to do things...we both hate weeding.  So, he has come up with this system.  I can't wait to see how well it works!

Feb 15, 2009 02:45 AM
Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality
Century 21 In the Mountains - Ellijay, GA
Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!

Laura: How cool! You and your husband are the cleverest folks going! My hat is off to both of you...

Feb 15, 2009 08:15 AM
Laura Kombrink
RE/MAX Alliance - Collinsville, IL

Thanks Kim!  We'll see how clever we are if this works, but I'm pretty sure that it will!

Feb 15, 2009 09:32 AM