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This Guy Turns Soda Bottles Into Awesome, Sustainable Gardens

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

You’re about to be schooled in the brilliance that is the “bottle tower garden,” which can be installed against the wall of a house or along a hedge or fence.

This gardening technique is not only simple and cheap, but it’s also good for the environment (and you don’t need a green thumb to create your own). The man behind the project is Willem Van Cotthem, who documented the construction of his bottle tower in 2011-2012. He and his team began by stacking old plastic soda bottles along the edge of a fence, then by planting the seeds during a gradual process that involves more stacking and planting.

Within one year, the outdoor space completely transforms to a lush garden of beautiful vegetables and herbs.

He says the number of bottle towers can be adapted in order to grow an entire family’s food year-long, year after year. Willem is an honorary professor in Belgium, and with a degree in botany, he certainly knows a thing or two about gardening.

The bottle tower garden works in both rural and in urban areas and is especially helpful when you live in a housing complex where plant space is very limited (i.e. a balcony). Even more incredible is the fact it can be applied at the lowest cost to alleviate malnutrition and hunger in all parts of the world.

Watch the garden transform below, and please SHARE this wonderful DIY project with your friends on Facebook!

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