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Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Festival

We've just wrapped up three days of exhibiting at the Sustainable Living Festival in  Melbourne's Federation Square.

It's been a great opportunity to showcase the Orto brand to an environmentally aware audience as well the thousands of people just passing by on the way to the MCG.

Tomato time...use 50% less water by planting your tomatoes in a Orto planter with wicking bed.

Tomato time...use 50% less water by planting your tomatoes in a Orto planter with wicking bed.
Growing tomatoes at home can be really easy even if you don't have a established garden. You can put a Orto self watering planter box any surface and make an instant garden. The wicking bed keeps the soil at optimum moisture level for maximum growth and the overflow outlet means you can't over water and kill your plants. The sooner your get started the sooner your are eating your own fresh home grown tomatoes.

Wicking soil column experiment

Wicking soil column experiment

Building a custom raised wicking bed from cypress planks

Building a custom raised wicking bed from cypress planks

Living Small, Gardening Big - Indira Naidoo

Living Small, Gardening Big - Indira Naidoo
Feeling inspired thanks to the Living Small, Gardening Big talk presented by Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council as part of the Footsc...

Footscray Finds - the freshest artisan market in the west

Footscray Finds - the freshest artisan market in the west
While Melbourne's got no shortage of great artisan markets happening across the city each weekend, the inner west has  missed out on most of the ac...

The Orto planter wicking bed

The Orto planter wicking bed

High Life Expo - sustainable living in apartments

High Life Expo - sustainable living in apartments
Orto Urban Gardens launched our self watering planter box at the 3rd annual High Life Expo. This brilliant collection of sustainable living ideas w...