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Bangkok’s Resort Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

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Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Rooftop Hydroponic Farm. Click on image for larger file.

Resort partnered with Bangsai Agricultural Centre to offer its guests a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested selection of Western and Asian herbs, vegetables and salads in the hotel’s 2,800 square-meter rooftop Hydroponic Farm.

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Hydroponic Farming Design: Makavan Horsuwan and Chauphan Horsuwan, Bangsai Agricultural Centre
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Excerpt:

Perched on the third floor overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the hydroponic rooftop farm partnership was sealed out of the passion both the Anantara Riverside and the Bangsai Agriculture Centre have in common, the commitment to providing fresh, healthy and non-toxic products to today’s demanding lifestyle as well as to educate and improve the local community’s competency and knowledge on the benefits of locally produced vegetables.

The Resort is committed to continuing a tradition of offering its guests a taste of ‘local experiences,’ which are a viable and important part of the Resort’s legendary custom; and this would include providing incredibly fresh, healthy and high-quality products from its kitchens, which is now possible with the foundation of the hydroponic farm.

The Hydroponic Farm offers the Resort’s chefs a variety of Asian vegetables, Western vegetables and salads, herbs and melons including organic tomatoes, green zucchini and cucumbers, mixed greens, rocket salads and micro greens; with a daily production of between 12 – 50 kg for each product. The partnership allows the Resort to create a greater access to clean, fresh, certified organic produce containing the highest possible nutrition per calorie with up to seven times more rich nutrient compared to produce found in local supermarkets while using no soil, 90 percent less water, 70 percentage less land and 50 percent less fertilizer.

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