Since 1994, a decade of scientific research has gone into pioneering the Earthbox. Developed by commercial farmers, the maintenance-free, award-winning structure, controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and makes planting a breeze. Where the innovation comes into play is that the fertilizer remains on the top of the soil and the water comes from the bottom of the unit. While this may seem unusual, inventor, Blake Whisenant claims that this system “provides the best possible growing environment for plants…”
I don’t mean to sound like a entrepreneur pitching their product to investors in the Dragons Den, but the Earthbox is the ultimate gardening system. As a designer, I’ve never had a green thumb but these planters really make me feel like an urban farmer. Currently, we are using this revolutionary product on two of our rooftops and as a result, our yield is growing at a rapid pace. I thought it would interesting to take some time to highlight why this system is so innovative.