Vertical Gardens: Making Healthy Nutrition a Fun Activity for Everyone

If he’s not at his Newport Beach dental office, hiking, attending car shows or studying the latest health and dental journals, Dr. Dana Rockey can be found in his back yard, caring for a rainbow assortment of colorful fruits and vegetables that he and his wife Peggy grow in their soil-less, vertical garden.

Welcome to the latest trend in fun: the Tower Garden by JuicePlus, that is catching on among those who want to create a unique experience by combining an engaging activity with healthy nutrition.

The Rockey’s vertical garden brings advanced, water-saving, soil-less technology to back yards, schools and public spaces from coast-to-coast. These gardens are producing beautiful, organically grown fruits and vegetables that taste fresher and richer than anything you can buy from the grocery store. And because folks nurture these gardens themselves, they rest assured that no harmful chemicals have been used in growing the produce.

Recently, a national spotlight has made vertical gardens popular by teacher, Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine who has been featured on CNN, TNT, Disney Channel, PBS and other networks for his creative and innovative incorporation of vertical gardens in the classroom. Ritz’s efforts have resulted in creating remarkable positive outcomes in a Bronx school district that typically experiences low school attendance, high drop out rates and high levels of homelessness and drug use among students and their families. And the results have gained the attention across the U.S. and internationally with special meetings with the White House, the Pope, Oprah Winfrey, politicians, educators and others. 

Watch Stephen’s story – Click on Video below:

After speaking with Ritz at recent conference in Newport Beach, California, Rockey was inspired to encourage his circle of friends, extended family and patients to take up gardening as a fun activity and hobby, starting this summer.

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Dr. Dana Rockey and Peggy Rockey with Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine

By doing so, families discover a new way to engage with their children, spouse and neighbors. “In my experience, our vertical garden has added new conversations with our boys and friends. We have made healthy nutrition fun. Really fun!

From “Salad in a Jar” parties to fun potlucks that have the best tasting salads and entrées, we are finding that healthy nutrition has gone beyond a family hobby and evolved into a healthy lifestyle that’s fun.  

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One of our favorite things to do is create Salads-in-a-Jar with our friends.


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Sharing some laughs with friends at a Salad-in-a-Jar party at our friend’s home.

So, think of a space in your yard, cultivate the soil or set up your soil-less vertical garden and get busy planting seeds. If you’d like to buy a Tower Garden by JuicePlus+, click here and you’ll receive it within weeks.

Enjoy your summer. Start a garden and find new ways to make healthy nutrition a part of your life. And have fun doing it with someone special.

To order your Tower Garden. Call 949.289.0409, or Click here to learn more.

The Rockeys grow many of their own organic fruits and vegetables in their back yard. 

The Rockey’s have three Tower Garden planters at their home and are thinking about how to get one at the office. 

A recipe for Salad in a Jar. Give it a try.  : )

One simple step towards better nutrition is one simple call away.

Take the next step to healthy, convenient nutrition, 949.642.4632.

We’re here when you’re ready.

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