The gro-POD

A project supported by the University of Houston Green Building Components (UHGBC) applied research program, the gro-POD is ideal for use in community gardens, commercial developments, and private home gardens – anywhere there is a flat surface!

The gro-POD is inexpensive, movable, reusable, and high quality – perfect for do-it-yourself groups without being too much work to get down to the business of urban growing. Visit us at to contact us and place an order for gro-PODs at wholesale pricing directly through Metalab, for a limited time.


gro-POD… Grow Anywhere!




44” L x 44” W x 11-1/4” H

With trim kit: 48” L x 48” W x 12” H


3/16” vacuum formed High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)


Empty: 15 lbs.

Filled with water: 600 lbs.


9.8 cubic feet

Rib surface area on ground / roof

3.5 square feet

Standard colors

Green (other colors available by special order, minimum quantity required)

Wood trim options

1. 2 x 2 frame under outer lip of basin

2. 2 x 2 frame with 1 x 6 top board

3. 2 x 12 frame or corners under outer lip of basin

Irrigation option

Integral 5/8” x 10’ soak hose kit coiled under soil