We reconnect clients with natural and horticultural systems through interdisciplinary design-build projects. By bringing natural elements into human built environments, we work to create happier, healthier, and more productive spaces.

GreenTowers 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 aims to bring awareness to these critical issues by inspiring individuals to think differently about their relationships with food and take personal action to uproot the status quo.

As of September 2016, GreenTowers LLC is no longer incorporated as a Pennsylvania company. However, while GreenTowers cofounders Dustin and Mike are mainly focused on BEEcosystem LLC (the rest of this website!), they are still very open and excited to speak about new custom project ideas. So please don't hesitate to reach out to us here (previously, and let us know how we can help bring your custom design-build project to life! From commercial scale aquaponics to interior hydroponic furniture design, to custom beehives and vertical farming systems, we've built it all. Check out the portfolio of some of our past projects below, and reach out to us via the web form at the bottom of the page. 

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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 help you grow the smart way: plants stack vertically to maximize growth in your precious space, doubling or tripling your yields-per-square foot (research 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 to an indoor space—from preliminary concept design, through physical construction. Contact us today to start a conversation about how we can help you to make your vision a reality.  

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