You’ve heard me present on the therapeutic benefits of houseplants and how they can add grace and elegance to your home. Research indicates that decorating your space with plants can elevate your mood, inspire creativity, freshen the air, add moisture to your space, and reduce stress.
Let’s plant more benefits. How can you continue to refresh your home, boost your mood, and improve your nutrition all at the same time? By constructing a low-maintenance, indoor edible Tower Garden. Reap additional health benefits of plants by growing your own food.
“Growing your own food may be one of the most powerful steps you can take for the health of yourself, your family, and your planet.” — Lindsey Oberst
I began cultivating a new avocation last summer — vertical aeroponic farming! Are you familiar with aeroponics? It's the process of growing veggies, herbs and flowers in an air or mist environment rather than soil. The aeroponic system uses water, liquid nutrients and a soilless growing medium like rock wool or coco coir to quickly and efficiently produce more vibrant and nutritious produce.
This is the ultimate farm-to-table practice. I learned a lot about aeroponics at a weekend webinar produced by Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm. And after listening to a session led by pharmacist Troy Albright (known for True Garden, a vertical aeroponic farm offering seedlings, supplies, and fresh produce, etc.) on growing healthy food WITHOUT soil, I felt confident to dig deeper.
I placed my Tower right off the kitchen, in my dinette area. I've never had much luck growing food inside my home and never had a green thumb, but I can’t believe how easy and fun this is! My fruits, veggies, herbs, and edible flowers are growing quickly, and I enjoy sharing photos of my harvest on social media. I am beyond excited to see so much growth in such a short period of time.
I love the spiritual energy associated with growing my own food. What do I regularly harvest? Here’s my sample platter of fresh and flavorful home-grown produce: Parsley, oregano, dill, fennel, tomatoes, Swiss chard, rainbow chard, basil, calendula, mint, viola, sunflower, arugula, and a variety of microgreens. Can’t wait for my strawberry plant to produce fruit.
“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” — Lewis Grizzard
Want to add years to your life and life to your years? Grow your own greens and herbs. Appreciate more beauty and tranquility, while relishing valuable health benefits. Maintaining a prolific vegetable garden year-round in the comfort of your home may provide a feeling of accomplishment, as you rededicate your life to wellness.
Would you like to grow your own fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, without much hassle? The Tower Garden may be a great choice for you. For more information, please visit towergarden.com.
Four Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• Set a loving intention to start growing your own greens and herbs.
• Begin by investigating the Tower Garden or another low-maintenance growing system for your home.
• How will growing your own food year-round promote your wellness goals and support the mind, body and spirit connection?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
Need help creating a plant-based nutrition plan that works for you?
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.