Category — Aeroponics
The project will continue to focus on female producers offering the means for them to secure fresh, nutritious food and potentially generate a supplemental income for their family.
By Christopher Somerville and Cyril Ferrand
Field Report/Emergency Nutrition Network
Sept 2013 Issue 46
The initial 15 rooftop aquaponics units showed some promising results. Most of the beneficiaries exerted considerable effort into the management of their units and most harvested a summer crop that was used for household consumption. For some beneficiaries, it reduced the need to purchase food (such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants) in local markets. Others paid less attention to reaching the full production potential of their units and concentrated more on growing some of their favourite herbs and vegetables. Every beneficiary mentioned that they thoroughly enjoyed managing their units.
November 11, 2013 Comments Off
‘This installation is an imaginative way to bring alive the huge potential of hydrogen technology’, stated Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise and Chairman of the London Hydrogen Partnership.
By Marc Carter
Hyundai just teamed up with Something & Son to unveil the world’s first urban aquaponic farm ‘powered’ by a hydrogen car! Located outside of the London Design Museum, Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Farm seeks to educate the public on the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The aquaponics farm filters water produced by a ix35 fuel cell vehicle and then uses the H2O to sustain an aquarium full of fish and an edible garden.
November 3, 2013 Comments Off
SeaLeaf is a modular hydroponic unit that can grow vegetables while floating like a buoy. Four former students at the Royal College of Art and the Imperial College, London, designed the new system of growing produce with this challenge in mind. Instead of relying on fields, it uses oceans.
A team of engineers has designed a hydroponic module that could shift urban farming from the rooftop to the sea.
By Sydney Brownstone
Oct 24, 2013
Students at the Royal College of Art and the Imperial College, London, Roshan Sirohia, Jason Cheah, Sebastiaan Wolzak, and Idrees Rasouli, have created SeaLeaf, a modular hydroponic unit that can grow vegetables while floating like a buoy. The team has demonstrated in at least one test that it can grow seven to eight yields of bok choy a year, while conventional farming only produces two or three. Because 18 of today’s megacities currently sit on coastlines, the team envisions a network of climate-resilient SeaLeaf farms that can feed millions of people. In theory, the farms would only be as far as a kilometer from the nearest pier.
October 29, 2013 Comments Off
Imagine a closed-loop ecosystem that can fit anywhere… offering the freedom to grow food year round.
From their Kickstarter site:
Inspired by the designs of futurist Jacque Fresco, the Aqualibrium Garden is modular, sturdy and very stylish. You will have the option of leaving the lower chamber fish tank open (as shown in the above drawing)… or closed by using the four removable clear doors included with each garden. This is a great option for homes with pets and small children.
Although our prototype (as featured in our Kickstarter video) is white, the Aqualibrium production model will be manufactured using clear, UV protected, scratch resistant plastic and will be shipped fully assembled… ready to fill with water, fish, grow medium and plants… perfect for either aquaponics or hydroponics growing.
October 11, 2013 Comments Off
Dallas-based Urban Farming Operation Seeks to Reduce, Reclaim and Repurpose its Way to Profitability
The co-owners got a thorough education in farming from the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), a nonprofit that helps get returning veterans funded and into farming.
By Abbie Stutzer
June 20, 2013
Since Eat the Yard’s inception, Jeffers and Smith have worked to make the organization a complete, closed-loop system. “[We thought that] if we were going to sell to restaurants and were going to get into urban farming, we wanted to do it as off the grid and as green as we possibly could,” Jeffers said. To achieve a closed-loop system, the co-owners take compost and oil-waste from one of the Dallas restaurants with which Eat the Yard does business. Jeffers and Smith then break the materials down into compost, and grow more vegetables to sell back to the restaurant. Eventually, the duo wants to use the oil to make biodiesel to run the organization’s truck.
June 27, 2013 Comments Off
“The idea of taking a skyscraper and turning it into a vertical farming complex is absolutely ridiculous from an energy perspective.”
By Michaeleen Doucleff
May 21, 2013
The idea of taking a skyscraper and turning it into a vertical farming complex is absolutely ridiculous from an energy perspective,” says horticulturist Cary Mitchell of Purdue University, who’s been working on ways to grow plants in space for more than 20 years.
The future of vertical farming, Mitchell thinks, lies not in city skyscrapers, but rather in large warehouses located in the suburbs, where real estate and electricity are cheaper.
May 26, 2013 Comments Off
‘iQ by Intel’ is brought to you by the employees of Intel
By Luke Kintigh,
iQ Managing Edito
Aug 16, 2012
Referring to BrightFarms hydroponic greenhouses.
Sensors throughout the greenhouse will feed information back to a central computer system, which is programmed to make intelligent decisions about growing factors such as temperature, humidity, and wind speed. If the greenhouse becomes too hot, roof vents will automatically open. If it remains overheated, fans switch on; and if that’s still not enough, a shade will draw down. The computer even knows what conditions are like outside, so it won’t open the roof if it’s raining.
May 1, 2013 Comments Off
“I would later describe this sight to friends and family as my come-to-Jesus moment.”
By Roman Gausmar
The Atlantic Cities
On an early June morning in 2010, I stood outside the Aquaponics research facility at the University of Applied Sciences, perched on a green hilltop in Wädenswil, Switzerland, 20 minutes outside Zurich. The lab director, Andreas Graber, had finally given in to my persistent calls requesting a visit. Graber, Switzerland’s most prolific aquaponics researcher, had been publishing on the subject for eight years — a long time in this young field.
March 9, 2013 Comments Off
Help us turn a car park in central London into a sustainable urban farm using a specially modified shipping container and greenhouse.
By Kate Hofman
With your help we will build our urban farm and open it as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival in May 2013. We’re planning to be onsite at 47/49, doing the installation from the start of April, and we’ll have a grand opening in May. We’ll then continue to farm the box across the summer and beyond! We’ll be open to the public so that you can come along and see how its possible to grow fresh vegetables without soil, chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and produce fresh, sustainable fish.
March 7, 2013 Comments Off
Metro Manila – Bahay Kubo Organics
By Enzo Pinga, Ryan Aguas, Maximillian Pascual
Team Bahay Kubo Organics hopes to bring communities together at the center of the growing and selling process by empowering them with urban aquaponic farming.
Bahay Kubo Organics seeks to provide solutions for environmental degradation. This project is particularly concerned with environmental degradation caused by waste by-products from traditional farming. Other problems this project seeks to address are the disruption of food supplies from weather volatility, lack of nutrition, and limited livelihood opportunities for communities. It proposes the use of an aquaponics farming system, and hopefully bring communities together at the center of the growing and selling processes.
February 14, 2013 Comments Off
D.R. Horton — Schuler Division is encouraging Kahiwelo at Makakilo residents to live more sustainably by growing their own fruits and vegetables in home gardens.
Press Release by Bennet Group
Hawaii News Now
May 16th, 2012
D.R. Horton – Schuler Division unveiled its urban food gardens at a preview of its Kahiwelo at Makakilo homes on Tuesday. Kahiwelo at Makakilo offers residents the option to customize their backyards with FarmPodz™ garden beds and Mari’s Gardens aquaponic systems, encouraging residents to live sustainably by growing some of the fruits and vegetables that they eat. Fred Lau, owner of Mari’s Gardens, and Alan Joaquin, founder of FarmRoof®, led tours of the urban food gardens to show the variety of fruits, vegetables and fish that can be grown at Kahiwelo at Makakilo.
February 12, 2013 Comments Off
Rooftop food garden update, Jan 8, 2013.
Urbagrow Aquaponics in India
Welcome to Urbagrow, an urban, Aquaponic, soil free, food garden in Kolkata. Located in South Suburban Kolkata on a 1000 sq ft rooftop.
The garden displays a variety of aquaponic systems growing a variety of vegetables and Tilapia and cat fish. The symbiotic relationship between the fish and plants along with the temperate climate of Kolkata allows us to grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables and edible fish. The garden is a display for systems of various sizes and growing techniques, all designed to occupy open spaces in urban environments like roof tops and balconies which receive adequate sunlight to grow healthy plants and electricity is easily available.
February 5, 2013 Comments Off
Over 100 aluminum A-frames, some as tall as nine-meters, are used to grow vegetables at the farm. Building is on-going and there are plans to add up to 2,000 in the next few years.
Urban farming looking up in Singapore
By Liz Neisloss
Dec 10, 2012
Less than 20 miles from Singapore’s skyscrapers is a completely different set of high-rise towers.
Much smaller in scale but with a big ambition, over 100 nine-meter tall towers at Sky Greens vertical farm offer a new vision of urban sustainability.
Green vegetables like bak choi and Chinese cabbage are grown, stacked in greenhouses, and sold at local supermarkets.
December 11, 2012 Comments Off
Angela Moran, Urban Farmer, Flamenco Dancer.
There is a beautiful synergistic relationship between fish and plants and the urban environment that allows us to really close some loops and ease the labour required to grow food.
The Mason Street City Farm is a quarter acre market farm nestled into the heart of North Park neighbourhood in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Located just three blocks from City Hall, a stone’s throw from the local fast food joint and tucked in between condos, grocery stores, and the local elementary school is a highly productive and accessible urban farm. It is a green space in the city where a diversity of people with a diversity of skills come together in the ancient and cardinal act of growing food.
November 24, 2012 Comments Off
News story featuring the farm. More here.
Aqua Vita is the first indoor commercial size aquaponic farm in the Northeast. They produce 750 of produce per week at the farm, by using 8,000 fish.
Aqua Vita Farms
Course November 3rd and 4th, 2012
“Our most popular product is our Aquaponic Lettuce Mix, a blend of baby heirloom lettuce and salad greens. However, we also offer Dwarf Gray Pea Shoots, Red Streaked Mizuna, Blood Veined Sorrel, Baby Bright Lights Swiss Chard, and other highly sought after specialty greens.
“While Aqua Vita Farms primarily sells our Aquaponic produce directly to restaurants and other foodservice institutions, we do have a few local outlets where our products can be purchased in retail packaging. They are:
September 25, 2012 Comments Off