Category — Aeroponics
‘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 No Comments
“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 No Comments
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 No Comments
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 No Comments
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 No Comments
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 No Comments
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 No Comments
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 No Comments
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 No Comments
An experimental floating hydroponic garden in New York City’s East River.
By Amy Sung
Sept 10, 2012
Karim Ahmed’s creation, the Waterpod, is a 20-square-foot raft that will sprout sunflowers, kale, corn, and a baby nectarine tree using a water filtration system. Currently anchored at the Anable Basin in Long Island City, the Waterpod takes the concept of chinampas, a farming technique created by the Aztecs that used raised segments of artificially constructed land in lakes or swamps to grow food. While Ahmed’s Waterpod does sit on the water, it’s technically not floating because just like the Aztecs, it’s tethered or anchored, Ahmed’s research proposal says.
September 10, 2012 No Comments
An innovative urban farm and market constructed from shipping containers.
By Ben Greene
The Farmery is composed of 4 shipping containers, each outfitted with a gourmet mushroom growing system on the inside and growing panels on the outside walls where herbs, lettuces, greens, strawberries, and other small crops are grown. There are lean-to greenhouses attached to the sides of the shipping containers and a central greenhouse that spans the two stacks of shipping containers. The Farmery is designed to be constructed very cheaply and quickly by using low-cost shipping containers and standard greenhouse components.
August 28, 2012 2 Comments
UrbanFarmers AG announces launch of first commercial Aquaponic rooftop farm project in Basel, Switzerland
Planned to produce more than 5 tons of vegetables and 800 kilograms of fresh fish annually
Zurich, July 2 2012 – UrbanFarmers AG, a pioneering Clean-?Tech company in the field of urban agriculture, today announced the launch of the “LokDepot” rooftop farm project in Basel, Switzerland. The pilot project operated by UrbanFarmers AG is most likely the first commercial-? scale Aquaponic rooftop farm project of its kind worldwide and will provide food for 100 people year-?around.
The “LokDepot” rooftop farm covers a greenhouse area of 260 square meters and is planned to produce more than 5 tons of vegetables and 800 kilograms of fresh fish annually – enough to feed a local community of 100 people year-?around. The capital investment of CHF 700’000 has been financed by a grant of Christoph Merian (CMS) Foundation, UrbanFarmers AG and its private group of investors. CMS Foundation is also the landlord of the “LokDepot” facility and will provide the rooftop free of charge to UrbanFarmers for the next 20 years of farm operations.
July 13, 2012 2 Comments
System Uses sensors (to detect water level, pH and temperature), microprocessors (mostly the open-source Arduino microcontroller), relay cards, clouds and social media networks (Twitter and Facebook)
By Kirsten Dirksen
June 25, 2012
The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there’s not much arable land and the soil is contaminated. So Maundu doesn’t use soil. Instead he’s growing plants using fish and circulating water.
Aquaponics has become popular in recent years among urban gardeners and DIY tinkerers, but Maundu- who is trained in industrial robotics- has taken the agricultural craft one step further and made his gardens smart.
June 25, 2012 No Comments
312 sold herbs for four months to local restaurants before the Departments of Business Affairs and Public Health both stepped in.
By Joan Hersh
March 3, 2012
The biggest barrier at this stage is governmental. Mayor Emanuel (who visited The Plant two weeks ago) officially supports projects like this, and with zoning and building inspector approval, 312 sold herbs for four months to local restaurants before the Departments of Business Affairs and Public Health both stepped in. For the former, 312 was violating regulations about livestock in the city; for the latter, regulations about selling food created with “untreated” waste.
March 24, 2012 No Comments
Bedford-Stuyvesant pantry provides veggies to hundreds of families each week
By Lore Croghan
New York Daily News
March 13, 2012
A Bedford-Stuyvesant food pantry built an indoor farm where clients grow fresh produce year-round — and provide vegetables for hundreds of families a week.
“People feel very passionate about this farm; they’re eating better,” said
Mireille Massac, who runs the food pantry and farm at Child Development Support Corp., where clients learn hydroponic growing techniques that don’t require sunlight or soil. “Their children are eating better.”
March 20, 2012 1 Comment
World’s first aeroponic garden in an airport
Sept 15, 2011
September 15, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The world’s first aeroponic garden in an airport will open to the public Friday.
Swiss chard, red habanero peppers, and onion chives are just a few of the 44 different types of organic herbs and vegetables growing in the middle of busy O’Hare Airport. The garden is tucked in the rotunda building, the area that connects terminals 2 and 3. Aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino hopes it will become a calming oasis for weary travelers.
September 26, 2011 2 Comments