Steve Koontz, who serves at CE National as IT developer and is a member of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), made a presentation about tower gardens at the Kosciusko County Fair this week. His talk, given with nine-year-old Justus Lommel, was reported by the Times-Union newspaper. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Fairgoers Get An Up-Close-And-Personal Look At How A Tower Garden Works
Fairgoers were able to get a demonstration Wednesday of a new type of gardening that is being used in Kosciusko County school rooms.
Steve Koontz, of TGardener LLC, and Justus Lommel, 9, of Winona Lake, gave a demonstration at the Kosciusko County Fair of how a garden tower works.
A tower garden is a general vertical hydroponic growing system that allows 20 different plants to be grown in the center. This type of gardening tool allows people to set it up in their apartment or house and grow fruits, vegetables and herbs, Koontz said.
The reason Koontz got involved in TGardener LLC was due to space.
About 15 years ago, Koontz was in Home Depot and came across some free seeds of gords.
He planted them and they just grew. About seven years, he was introduced to TGardens through a friend and was hooked.
“I could garden year-round,” he said.
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