You will fall in love with soil and appreciate how important it is to health of the planet. Soil is alive and we intend to keep it that way! Join the massive food growing movement and do it in soil! Your plants will never achieve maximum nutrition if you grow it in chemicals. That means neither will you. Root to rise! Grow food in living organic soil with Planted Places.
We deliver it. You grow it!
When you put a plant in a pot or the ground you are actually not working in dirt, you are working in soil! Dirt is just the reminisce of soil you get on your hands and clothes while working in the garden, but soil is a living thing made up of microbes, bacteria, fungi and elements of the earth that have been decomposing since its very existence.
What's in our Soil?
Our soil has a good variety of all the micro and macronutrients it could possibly need! Let's start by listing all the ingredients in our base soil: coconut coir, biochar, worm castings, feather meal, bone meal, pasteurized poultry litter, alfalfa meal, azomite, gypsum, dolomitic lime, kelp meal, epsom salt, diatomaceous earth, sulfate of potash, humates, and sphagnum moss.
That is all of the organic materials our soil is made up of. All in all our soil is a great start for growing edible food due to its deliverance of all the macro and micro nutrients our plants could need while also encouraging the population of beneficial fungi and microbes.
Hey - I'm Christy!
And I am on a mission to help people live their healthiest life possible.
The bottom line is that growing food in living soil at home is better for you than buying produce at the grocery store and I am on a mission to show people how easy and rewarding it can be.
A couple of years ago I had my own health issues which forced me to take a closer look at what I was putting in my body. I learned that the faster way to a healthier gut was to eat more leafy greens, and not all leafy greens were created equal.
I figured the best way to get the most nutrition out of my food was to grow as much of it as possible! That was my ah-ha moment -- and viola, The Planted Wall was born. We began our mission to create a system that would make it easy for everyone to grow food at home and get the full nutrition from their food!
Get your hands dirty!
Rodale Institute Interview with Jeff Tkach
The Right Solution
Kiss the Ground
Kiss the Ground is a full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on an “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.
Activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians turn to regenerative agriculture to save the planet's topsoil.
Healthy soil plays a critical role in the climate change agenda due to its ability to sequester carbon, improve water retention, and grow healthy food. Significant initiatives are underway with building healthy soils and growing food at the center.
Planted Member Testimonials
Los Gatos, CA
"My garden wall is simply fantastic! It’s easy to care for and I love being able to go pick fresh greens and add to the meal I am making. Plus it looks beautiful and adds a stunning visual to my back patio."
"It gets super hot during the summer and very cold during the winter, so it’s a challenge to adjust and keep my plants happy year-round. I’ve learned a lot from researching each kind of veggie— and, of course, from Planted Places’ informative social media posts and cooking classes."
Palo Alto, CA
"I cannot keep up with an outdoor raised bed, it just doesn't fit my busy lifestyle. This is such a well-researched and informed approach to micro-gardening even in the most urban and garden-unfriendly venues. I find myself just munching straight from the mobile wall."
"The feeling of accomplishment, "Hey I can do this!" Bonus of feeding my family healthy food grown in living soil rich in nutrients and minerals. I've learned the value and importance of that through Planted Places."