The Orto story

Like our gardens, Orto is very simple and small scale. We source sustainable materials from local suppliers and make each planter at our co-op workshop in Footscray.

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 put it anywhere, add soil and plant your favourite herbs and veggies instantly. Growing fresh ingredients at your backdoor is easier than you might think and having those fresh ingredients at hand can 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.