Thomas was a friend. I came to know him four years ago when I bought my first GT2 when it first come on the market. He was a kind, sweet gentle giant (6 ft. 6), who pioneered the Garden Training Project web page, helping those who are interested in gardening with the GT2. He was always helpful, wise, and have such a heart for all things associated with nature and a passion wanting to educate the future generations on growing organic foods using the GT2. He visited Las Vegas a few times, helping with setting up school gardening programs with local schools and I had the pleasure of meeting him and rendering a helping hand in the project. He passed away this past weekend suddenly. Dear Thomas, you will be sorely missed! And everytime I look at my Garden Towers, I will remember you!