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AMPS Builds New Orleans’ First “Aeroponic” Recirculating Farm, Demonstrates Sustainable Urban Agriculture


Photo from Living Towers. The Tower Garden system can be utilized in place of hydroponics for indoor growing. Pictured here are 6,000 plants spaces in a solar powered aeroponic system in 23’ by 96’ greenhouse.

“These efficient, eco-friendly farms create green spaces that provide food for the community; they are ideal for New Orleans, where growing areas may be limited or paved.”

PRNewswire-USNewswire
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 9, 2012

Today, urban agriculture development company Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS) debuted its new project – the very first aeroponic farm in New Orleans.

Hollygrove Farm and Market is hosting the AMPS design to showcase an innovative way to grow fresh produce for the community sustainably – recirculating farming. Recirculating farms use clean recycled water in place of soil to grow food. “Aeroponics” is one type of these farms, where plants grow in vertical towers. AMPS plans to build many other recirculating farms throughout New Orleans to provide more local sources of healthy food.

Doug Jacobs, founder and lead farm designer said, “When I came to New Orleans, I thought: how could a city so well-known for its cuisine source so little of its produce locally? We can help New Orleans sustainably grow fresh produce and make it more accessible for consumers. We could grow all of the vegetables and herbs used here in a variety of farms throughout the city.”

Beginning the week of February 15th, the new aeroponic farm will provide vegetables for Hollygrove Market and Farm to sell to the community. The system is expected to yield upwards of 40 pounds of greens weekly.

Read the complete article here.

Hollygrove Market and Farm.

AMPS (Aquaponic Modular Production Systems).

3 comments

1 Aeroponics | Nourish The Planet { 02.26.12 at 9:16 am }

[…] Well look what we got here.  Another door is opened in the world of sustainable agriculture.  We all know the benefits of aquaponics and now we have another system making its way into the spotlight, Aeroponics…… […]

2 Greenhouse Builder { 05.09.12 at 12:46 pm }

Nice greenhouse! I love it! I built it in Florida!

Imperial Builders and Supply of Apopka, Florida designed and built that structure.

3 C. A .Smith { 04.21.13 at 5:42 pm }

Interested in getting information on manufacturers of commercial aeroponics systems particularly those using cargo containers