Learn. Grow. Be Healthy



Whether you are a commercial grower looking to expand or a flower
and plant enthusiast who would like to bring your summer
garden indoors – The Root in Brookfield, Illinois can help!

Living Walls

Living walls or green walls are self sufficient vertical gardens that are attached to the exterior or interior of a building. They differ from green façades (e.g. ivy walls) in that the plants root in a structural support which is fastened to the wall itself. The plants receive water and nutrients from within the vertical support instead of from the ground.


We Are The Global Technology Leader for Living Walls

~ Our walls are hydroponic, meaning they are DIRT FREE and fully automated watering/ feedings. Best of all, because they are without soil or dirt of any kind, they are BUG FREE!


~ Plants exchange CO2 for O2, yes. But, the detoxification or cleaning of “bad” or “toxic” air filled with VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) is NOT cleaned by the plants themselves, rather the roots and more importantly, the beneficial microbes living on the roots. So this is where our biggest unique advantage is, we have the only living walls in the world, who’s technology acts as a true biological filter! Inside breathing air and nutrient rich water, BOTH, are forced through and recirculated past the root zones. All the while, feeding plants and detoxifying dirty VOC filled air.


~ Our living walls clean breathing air at all three levels of filtration. Mechanical filtration, chemical filtration, and biological filtration. No other living wall on the market can say that!


~ Our living walls can interface with building HVAC systems, cleaning, purifying and detoxifying the entire building’s breathing air!! All corners of stagnant “sick building air” are scrubbed clean within hours of activation! Another unique competitive advantage for Root 66!!



Living Walls Are Indoor Air Biofilters



Static solution culture involves growing the plants in water containers, which can vary in size from mason jars to giant industrial tanks. Air is usually introduced into the system to encourage the flow of nutrients from the solution to the plant roots. Nutrients are added to the solution based when needed.


Continuous-flow solution culture uses a mechanical component (a pump) to continuously move nutrient rich-solution past the plant roots. By keeping the solution in circulation at all times, it attempts to deliver the maximum amount of nutrients and oxygen to optimize plant growth.


Improving The Indoor Environment With Natural Systems

~ US EPA has ranked indoor air pollution in the top five threats to public health


~ Indoor air pollution is one of the largest health risks in the United States


Contact Root 66 Garden Shop Today for Information on Design and Installation of Your Living Wall.


Traditional Air Quality










Alternative Air Quality









Clean Air Delivery Rate: According to a recent study with a major Canadian University, Biofilters provided up to 100 liters of clean air per second per square meter of bio filter.


Impact on Indoor Air Quality








Physical Improvement of Indoor Air Quality

~ Lower concentrations of indoor pollutants


~ No disposal issues – Contaminants broken into benign constituents



Improvement in Indoor Environment

~ Psychological Improvements


~ Reduced Absenteeism


~ Improved Productivity


~ Acoustic Value