Plantagon International During 2014 Plantagon will reach over 100 000 hours of research and development within resilient urban food systems. This research has resulted in a variety of solutions leading towards Food Security and Symbiotic Systems. Every site comes with its specific prerequisites. Assets, needs and circumstances can vary heavily geographically, but there is always opportunities and unused resources to explore.
Sub-irrigated planter Sub-irrigated planters (SIP) are simple devices that allow low-maintenance, low-water consumption container gardening. A simple SIP has three major parts: a container for soil; a container for water; and a wick that allows water to be drawn from the water container into the soil container. How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge. If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all.This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine!Want to find out if this thing works before you read all this? Read 6 months in the Greenhouse first.Want to see what happens when a few inches of wet snow accumulates on this? Collapse!
Real Live Vertical Farm Built In South Korea, Churning Out Lettuce Image Credit Rural Development Administration We have been showing conceptual vertical farms for years, but in Suwon, South Korea they have one working and producing vegetables. It is a little three storey demonstration project in a nondescript building (image here), operating much like Dickson Despommier has described in his book, The Vertical Farm, right down to the airlocks and sterility he suggests is required. Fabian Kretschmer and Malte E. Kollenberg write in Spiegel Online:
The Best Urban Gardening Method You’re Not Using Bob Hyland and Frieda Lim It’s a hot, bright Thursday night, and more than 40 people are gathered on folding chairs inside the Gowanus Studio Space. A mix of ages, they are all here to listen to Bob Hyland, a 75-year-old expert in what he calls urban “greenscaping.” Some work in the industry, such as a a landscape architect and a carpenter who specializes in planters; some are home gardeners; a few traveled as far as Philadelphia. With sweat blossoming through his polo shirt and dripping down his brow, Hyland tells his rapt audience, “There has never been a better time or opportunity. Aquaponics 4 You - Step-By-Step How To Build Your Own Aquaponics System “Break-Through Organic Gardening Secret Grows You Up To 10 Times The Plants, In Half The Time, With Healthier Plants, While the "Fish" Do All the Work...” Imagine a Garden Where There's No More Weeds or Soil Pests, No Tilling or Cultivating, No Fertilizer Spreading or Compost Shredding, No Manure Spreading or Irrigating, and No Tractor Shed Required... And Yet... Your Plants Grow Abundantly, Taste Amazing, and Are Extremely Healthy. Here's How It Works: WARNING: What You're About To Read Is Life Changing Information, DO NOT Read This If You Don't Want To Discover a Way To Grow Up to TEN Times the Amount Of Organic Produce In the Same Area of Ground, Use 70% Less Energy, And Absolutely Revolutionize Your Gardening and Farming Forever.
My Vertical Hydroponic Growing Setup My Vertical Hydroponic Growing Setup When I built my hydroponic growing setup, I designed it with one main thing in mind - space, or rather the lack of it. Of all the Hydroponic Setups I had seen and researched on YouTube and the web, pretty much all of them seemed to have been built using a large footprint and take up a lot of space. Sub-irrigated planter Sub-Irrigated Planter Sub-irrigated planter (SIP) is a generic name for a special type of planting box used in container gardening and commercial landscaping. A SIP is any method of watering plants where the water is introduced from the bottom, allowing the water to soak upwards to the plant through capillary action. It is possible to automate the watering and thus SIPs are popular with professional landscapers in buildings or urban settings. SIPs are available as products, under brand names such as Planter Technology (commercial) and EarthBox (consumer), or as do-it-yourself projects made from plastic buckets and boxes. See also
Simple Ebb and Flow Hydroponic System This instructable will show you how to build a simple ebb and flow hydroponic system. Out of the many different designs I have tried in the past, the ebb and flow has worked the best for me. I have successfully grown smaller plants like lettuce and spinach as well as larger plants like zucchini and tomatoes with this system. Sketchup ModelTo make this design easier to understand, I have drawn up a Sketchup model and uploaded it to the 3D Warehouse. Proposal For London Bridge Has Solar Power, Vertical Farm London Bridge isn't falling down, it is just really boring. It used to be an exciting place, an inhabited bridge full of shops and taverns, but they got rid of all that centuries ago and replaced it. A few decades ago, they took the 1831 version apart and sold it to an Arizona real estate developer . But the idea of London Bridge is 800 years old this week, and the Royal Institute of British Architects and the wonderfully named Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects ran an architectural competition to design a new inhabited bridge. Laurie Chetwood was the winner.
Container Gardening For Apartments Think you can’t garden because all you have is a fire escape? Mike Lieberman of Urban Organic Gardener will set you straight in this guest post! Thanks, Mike. Hydroponic Food Factory Hydroponics is not only an enjoyable hobby, it is also a green one. Hydroponics use as little as 10% of the water needed for plants grown in dirt , and results in higher yields due to the plants always having the necessary nutrients available to them when they need it. Being a closed system, it also means that fertiliser is kept out of the water table, which is great for the environment.