Little Mill Middle School students with their new garden tower. (click for larger version)
April 30, 2014
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Students in Jason Norsworthy's science class won a garden tower for Little Mill Middle School.
The Earth Day contest through Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation was open to middle and high school students in Forsyth County, as well as Cherokee County and North Fulton.
The contest asked students to tell Reaping Nature why their school should win a garden tower.
"This was a great opportunity for my students to see how they could make a direct impact with our local environment," said Norsworthy.
Garden towers are vertical composting gardening systems that hold 50 plants in just four square feet. They are made from 100 percent recyclable food-grade plastic and are BPA free.
Reaping Nature Productions is an affiliate for the company.
"Garden towers are a durable, easy to maintain, space-saving and affordable way for our schools and others to grow gardens," said Denise Carleton, founder of Reaping Nature. "We're excited to be a part of educating and inspiring students about the nutritional and environmental benefits of growing and eating organic fruits and vegetables. We hope to grow this contest next year."