Added by on 2016-05-08

In addition to being super cool, living green walls can bring a whole host of benefits (https://brightagrotech.com/farm-walls/). In this video, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech discusses the newest use of ZipGrow towers – a living, food producing green wall that’s easy and cost-effective to assemble, maintained and ultimately cover the unused vertical space around you whether in an office, home, fence or side of a building. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living WallsBuilding the World’s First Vertical Farming City | Jack Griffin | TEDxWilmingtonBright Green Living Wall PlanterWall of Life Foliage Designs Systems 2 Living Green WallsBright Green GroVert Living Wall InstallationCool DIY Green Living Wall Projects For Your Home

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15 Comments

  • Chris Harvey 1 year ago

    have you considered painting the west wall black and adding a sheet of clear (plexiglass, glass, greenhouse plastic, etc.) material with a few inches gap between the two as solar heat collection? with the snow/ sun/ reflection rate it should work well! also I was wondering about the hydroponic greenhouse …the gravel is grayish? if you added a layer of white quartz landscaping fill it would refract even more light to the plants, and …(perhaps) the water collection troughs at the bottom of the towers…..if you added a 45 degree turn into the walk way and another 45 as to go between the towers in the middle/bottom of them you could add a horizontal column of plants (most likely a thin leaf/ shade loving plant (anise maybe) between all the towers, (so for say….every 10 towers you could have 9 extra horizontal columns… increasing productivity? I realize walking between would be a little difficult though.

  • bo ter berg 1 year ago

    I don't understand … the barley will die in winter ? you leave them on ? won't the nutrient solution freeze ? I mean 20 or 30 below 0 …. but then it won't be green anymore ;o)

  • Gaspar Mestas 1 year ago

    How is this looking now?  Did it work out as well as you had hoped?  Did you harvest anything from it?

  • fitsgearld 1 year ago

    I seen no green wall

  • Tim Baxter 1 year ago

    Where is this in the world?

  • Ty Thompson 1 year ago

    Thanks, been checking them out.

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Hey Ty, you can pick up some ZipGrow towers for a green wall at zipgrow(dot)com!

  • Ty Thompson 1 year ago

    Where can a guy get some towers like that? I'm really interested in doing that kind of setup, though I never even thought of insulating from the wind. Pretty cool!

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Us too! It's shaded for half the day, as it's on the West side of the building, but we still expect it to grow in pretty thick.

  • Au Explorer 1 year ago

    Can't wait to see how it grows in.

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Yes, I ran barley towers a long time back just to see what kind of filtration I would get out of them- they grew extremely well, and I've been itching to do barley ever since. I did do a six row though last time, and this is a two row, but I don't think there will be any difference in growth. It prefers the cool season, but will grow well just about anywhere. If you're going to grow in a warmer climate, check out some of the heirloom var.s from the tropics avail. online

  • AquaponicLynx 1 year ago

    Have you actually grown it out for grain in the towers before? How long does that take and what kind of season is appropriate for it? (our hot/cool wet/dry seasons are kinda upside down/inside out for growing most grains other than perhaps rice but I would like to test ways to grow some fodder for our birds.)

  • AquaponicLynx 1 year ago

    Well, you guys can certainly claim the first Aquaponic Green wall meant to help insulate against windchill.

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Heating greenhouses can be a massive undertaking- check out our video on our heating system.

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    I stand corrected. I guess we have the second aquaponic greenwall in the world. I'll let Chris know. . . he's going to be brokenhearted.