Like our gardens, Orto is very simple and small scale.
Outdoor areas in the city might seem quite small but actually there is a lot of potential spaces for food production. With a closed system like the Orto planter, you can grow herbs and veggies where you mightn't have thought it was possible.
Having fresh ingredients growing at your backdoor will change your cooking and eating in unexpected ways.
We love fresh food and are always trying to squeeze more veggie gardens into our own small space. That's where the inspiration for Orto Urban Gardens comes from.
Made in Melbourne
We make our Orto boxes in Footscray, and try to source the materials from as close as we can find them. For example, the tuff rotation moulded water reservoir that is the key to our wicking system is made by our friends in Bendigo who mostly make water tanks. Every water tank has off cuts where they cut out holes, and these off cuts become the plastic used to make our water reservoir.