We reconnect clients to nature and food through custom agro-ecological growing systems and interdisciplinary design-build projects. Bringing natural elements into the human built environment, we work to create inspiring, healthier, and more productive spaces.

GreenTowers (previously was founded in 2012 with the goal of using design to reconnect people with nature and with their food, helping everyone to see and appreciate the interconnectedness between our planet’s ecosystems and our human food systems. Our world’s food systems face many challenges today—food waste, overuse of pesticides and herbicides, monoculture, nutrient waste eutrophication, soil microbial health, groundwater depletion and surface water allocation, and increasingly unpredictable climate patterns. GreenTowers aimed to bring awareness to a few of these critical issues by inspiring individuals to think differently about their relationships with food and urban environments, and take action to uproot the status quo.

As of September 2016, GreenTowers LLC is no longer incorporated as a Pennsylvania company. However, while GreenTowers co-founders Dustin and Mike are focused on growing BEEcosystem LLC (the rest of this website!), they are occasionally open to working on (but always excited to speak about) new custom projects. *$10k available/dedicated project clients, we invite you to reach out to our highly experienced design team, and let us know if our industry-leading custom aquaponic, hydroponic, and furnishing design-build experience can help bring your own horticultural or ecological interiors project to life. From commercial scale aquaponics to interior hydroponic furniture design, to custom apiaries and rotating vertical farming systems, we've built it all. We love work with our clients to bring their large and exciting projects—literally—to life. Check out a few of our earlier portfolio pictures below for a sampling of our past (including smaller scale) custom design-build work—and reach out to us via the form at the bottom of the page to inquire further.

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Vanguard Medical Group

Cranford, NJ


This custom piece was installed at Vanguard Medical Group to allow for a clear view into children’s play room adjacent to the main waiting room. On top of the aquarium are ornamental house plants that act as a natural bio-filter to clean the fish tank as well as remove airborne pollutants. The mesmerizing movement of the koi goldfish help to reduce stress while patients wait to see the doctor. We fit this tall yet deceptively small unit directly into an existing wall, with a width of only 8 inches.

KCF Technologies

State College, PA


This custom project was designed for a seating space called the ‘think tank’ as a portion of an engineering firm’s new open office interior redesign. The stepwise hydroponic planters contain ornamental plant selections to provide cascading bio-filtration for the freshwater aquarium below, while the entire piece and supporting half-wall help to partially separate the ‘think tank’ conversation space from the adjacent busy hallway.

Spats Cafe

State College, PA

This custom miniature vertical farm rotates incrementally in the window of the Spats Cafe Bar and Restaurant, providing an interesting element of motion with an exposed-gear, steampunk design. The vertical farm grows micro herbs in removable planters that can be taken to the adjacent bar, providing fresh-cut ingredients for specialty and seasonal cocktails. The wooden frame around the plexiglass-enclosed vertical farm blends with the existing aesthetic of the restaurant’s speakeasy decor.

New Leaf Initiative

State College, PA

Using the aerobic nitrogen cycle, Living Furniture integrates a self-cleaning aquarium with a self-maintaining indoor garden, creating a sustaining standalone furniture piece. Ideal for individuals or businesses that want to express and appreciate the cultivation of nature. Standard products and custom designs are available.

Greenmore Gardens

State College, PA


Our team’s very first custom design project in conjunction with financial support provided by the Pennsylvania State University, a standard freight shipping container was upcycled into a miniature and transportable aquaponic greenhouse. A 300-gallon aquaculture tank provides fertigation for 500 gallons of deep water culture hydroponics, supporting the growth of leafy greens.


State College, PA

The GreenTower is designed to grow the smart way: plants stack vertically to maximize growth in your precious space, doubling or tripling yields-per-square foot (read our research publication here, credit: The Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences). By rotating incrementally throughout the day, the GreenTower ensures that all plants receive even lighting exposure, without the necessity of artificial lighting.

Contact Us

Our team can provide the services you need in order to realize your dream of growing your own food, or bringing your commitment to natural systems into a uniquely inspiring indoor space—from preliminary concept design, through physical construction. Contact us to start a conversation about how we can transform your agro/eco vision into a reality.

*It is very helpful if you can let us know an estimated but realistic preliminary budget for your project concept.

All custom woodwork will have multi-week lead times. Projects can be rendered in 3D models or build plans as required by collaborating with external firms or build teams as necessary. Payments toward pre-construction design work can typically be structured to contribute as downpayment for when contracts are moved into construction phase. 

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