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Young couple farm in Juneau, Alaska

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He’s also growing hydroponically in his own garage. “We have a little one-car garage, it’s just full of tomatoes right now,” Kylie said.

By Emily Russo Miller
Juneau Empire
Oct 10, 2016

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“Traditional farming in Southeast Alaska will not feed our community,” he said. “The only way to feed our community is hydroponic growing or greenhouse growing, and climate controlled growing.”

He’s doing both right now on a small scale. In the summertime, he uses the Glacier Gardens Landscape Nursery greenhouse to hydroponically grow tomatoes, peppers, basil and lettuce. He grows more produce — cucumbers, cabbages, potatoes, kale, brocolli and cauliflower — in a cold-frame greenhouse on a separate property, also owned by the Bowhays.

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Urban Crops, a new Belgian company specialising in indoor growing systems

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Heads of lettuce being grown with violet LED lighting in a completely automated internal agricultural system, in Waregem, Belgium.PHOTO: AFP

In the Urban Crops laboratory, up to 220 mature lettuce plants are produced each day in a 30-square-metre room using just five percent of the water required in traditional agriculture.

The Straits Times
AFP
Oct 9, 2016

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Mr Vandecruys prides himself on the completely automated agro-system he has set up in Waregem, in eastern Belgium.

At the Urban Crops lab, a conveyor belt circulates containers of germinated plants which are placed in a special substrate, using no earth to reduce the risks of disease linked to animal-life and other external factors.

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