CONCORD — Rising from a 20-gallon, soilless base and lit with an eerie white glow, organic agriculture in Cindy Gershen’s Mt. Diablo High School classroom grows in one direction — up.
Bursting from open pockets in a newly-assembled Tower Garden, organic greens flourish fan-like and scent the air like an outdoor garden in midsummer. Invented by former Walt Disney World Epcot Center greenhouse manager Tim Blank, the innovative gardening mechanism is “aeroponic,” using only water and air and simple seeds fed a mineral solution developed by food and nutrition experts to produce fruits and vegetables. In many ways, a Tower Garden is like a high-tech version of Jack’s beanstalk.
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