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VC_Greenhouse_Towers_with_Plants_20180327_001_copy.jpg Jesse Petersen/University of Colorado
The Village Center greenhouse accommodates 137 tower units that collectively can support more than 6,000 planting spaces.

Tower gardens supply nearby dining hall at CU-Boulder

A set of vertical planters grow greens that are deployed to the nearby Village Center’s salad bar and other serving stations.

You can’t get greens that are much fresher than the ones now being served in the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Best Concept Award-winning Village Center dining hall. That’s because they are grown literally next door, in a series of 137 aeroponic towers located in a 3,000-square-foot greenhouse on the roof of an attached adjacent structure.

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