Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 1010 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

May 2, 2018 by  
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Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food ? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth Chamber Systems that can grow more lettuce in a 10-by-10-foot room than an organic farm can grow on a half-acre. The systems use less water, too — a typical Aggressively Organic plant only requires watering once every few weeks. To feed the nearly 10 billion people that could be living on planet Earth by 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization estimates food production globally will have to increase by 50 percent . The organization also said world hunger seems to be on the rise. Aggressively Organic seeks to tackle food insecurity one micro-garden at a time by giving people the tools they need to grow their own food – whether that’s in an office, dorm room or small studio apartment. Their growth systems are even suitable for people who lack gardening experience. Even cats can’t resist our delicious #BokChoy in our Micro Growth Systems. #hydroponics #AggressivelyOrganic A post shared by Aggressively Organic (@aggressivelyorganic) on Nov 7, 2017 at 7:31am PST Related: This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water Aggressively Organic’s systems employ hydroponics in a simple form without filters or pumps. Their product consists of a foldable cardboard chamber, a liner, a coconut coir disc in which seeds are planted, reusable net cups to hold the plant, and a nutrient solution. There’s no electricity required, although growers can place their indoor gardens under a desk lamp if they can’t keep them in a windowsill. The system is extremely water efficient – it takes 25 gallons of water to grow a head of lettuce in the ground, but Aggressively Organic can produce the same amount of lettuce with 16 ounces of H2O. It’s really this simple to make a huge difference. Are you growing your own food yet? #AggressivelyOrganic A post shared by Aggressively Organic (@aggressivelyorganic) on Nov 8, 2017 at 4:42pm PST Aggressively Organic is currently manufacturing their systems and plan to begin a “Beta 2” round of orders this month. The company will offer different options of its Micro Growth Chamber Systems: a nine pack, which includes nine systems, 108 refills of seeds of your choosing and a grow light for $119; a six pack, with 72 refills and a grow light for $92; or a three pack, with 36 refills and a grow light for $74. Learn more on the Aggressively Organic website . + Aggressively Organic Images courtesy of Aggressively Organic

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Paris has a new underground – a massive farm for mushrooms and veggies

December 8, 2017 by  
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La Caverne is a unique urban farm that grows mushrooms , herbs and greens beneath the streets of Paris. Located in La Chapelle neighborhood in north-central Paris , La Caverne is owned and operated by Cycloponics, a Paris-based indoor farming start-up that has focused on growing sustainable, local food and boosting local economies. “We want to promote a new model of urban agriculture: at the same productive and virtuous,” said Cycloponics in a statement . “We also aim at creating new ways of producing, at restoring the profession of farmer, often poorly understood, at creating local jobs…, and eventually offer to the urban citizens a local and tasty production.” La Caverne, a 37,700-square-foot underground farm, is located in a previously abandoned parking garage below a 300-unit affordable housing complex. The ten-member team works together to maintain hydroponics systems used to grow vegetables, ensure the optimum growth of the farm’s mushroom crop, and sell these products at market. The farm’s oyster, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms are grown on composted manure bricks while the vegetables thrive without soil. The farmers at La Caverne also harvest chicory, a root often used in coffee , which does not need sunlight to grow. The team aims to ultimately produce 54 tons of vegetables and mushrooms per year. Related: Japan’s new mushroom solar farms produce sustainable energy and food La Caverne’s unusual location is a reflection of Cycloponics’ philosophy, which emphasizes reusing and conserving resources. “The idea is to cultivate, within the same space, different species of vegetables that interact in a positive way,” said Cycloponics in a statement. “For instance: the CO2 generated by the mushrooms is used by the microgreens to grow up, the natural materials are composted for our cultivations… Those methods are widely inspired by permaculture !” The company hopes to expand its distribution network through its own fleet electric bicycles and vehicles, for which it is currently in need of funding. As Cycloponics’ grows, it may inspire similar farmers to dig deep, get underground, and grow only the best. Via Business Insider Images via Cycloponics

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World’s Smallest Garden lets you recycle old bottles into adorable hydroponic gardens

June 7, 2017 by  
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You can always recycle an old wine bottle , but what if you could transform it into a tiny garden instead? Urban Leaf empowers people to grow food at home through the World’s Smallest Garden, and upcycle used bottles into planters. It takes minutes to put together one of the mini gardens, which can grow greens and herbs year-round – and you can snag one on the cheap right now on Kickstarter . The World’s Smallest Garden is comprised of a 3D-printed cylindrical device, or plug, that fits right into the neck of an old bottle. The plastic used in the product is biodegradable . Users fill the bottle with water, insert the device filled with soil and seeds, and sit back and let the plants grow. Plants can draw on that initial water source for a month, and then users can add water as needed. Related: Build your own indoor garden with modular LEGO-like blocks Dill, lettuce, bok choy, and basil are just a few of the plants that can be grown with the World’s Smallest Garden. Users will be able to start harvesting the plants after around four to six weeks. The team designed the garden with the idea that plants would grow just in the bottle, although co-founder Robert Elliott told Inhabitat it should work to move a plant into a planter since hydroponically grown plants typically transplant well. They’ve been able to grow herbs like mint and parsley for five months in bottles, and even grew dwarf tomatoes to fruit in a World’s Smallest Garden. Elliott and Nathan Littlewood started Urban Leaf to work towards a better food system. On their website they say they believe growing food in urban areas solves many of the issues with the modern food industry , allowing for less waste, less packaging, and shorter supply chains. But many people living in cities don’t have a lot of space to grow gardens, an obstacle Urban Leaf overcomes with the World’s Smallest Garden. Elliott told Inhabitat, “The design process for the World’s Smallest Garden was an effort to create the most minimal product that still effectively grew plants. We started with a ‘bells and whistles’ prototype and removed lights, pumps, multiple substrates, nutrient packets, and even the reservoir. Brown or green glass bottles are a natural fit for a reservoir (they block harmful red/blue light while allowing you to see in) and most people just throw them away! By selling just the essential component to turn existing waste into a hydroponic reservoir we save customers money and reduce our manufacturing and shipping environmental impact.” Urban Leaf is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter . You can get a single pack that comes with three plugs and seeds for $15. Check out the Kickstarter here . + Urban Leaf Images courtesy of Urban Leaf

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Citysens Vertical Hydroponic Garden Promises Urban Dwellers a Beautiful and Hassle-Free Way to Enjoy Nature at Home

November 3, 2014 by  
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Moving to the city usually means giving up nature for the concrete jungle, but the Citysens hydroponic vertical garden wants to provide an easy way to return that lush green environment back to urban dwellers. Developed by a startup in Tarragona, Spain, the Citysens concept is currently seeking funds on Indiegogo to bring the space saving and easy-to-maintain garden to mass production. Made from an environmentally friendly biopolymer, Citysens is equipped with a self-watering, automated hydroponic irrigation system that not only saves you the trouble of remembering to water the plant, but also saves 50% in water and nutrients compared to a traditional system. If you’d like to transform a corner of your house into a hassle-free, green oasis, you can support the Citysens Indiegogo campaign here . + Citysens Indiegogo Campaign The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biopolymer , Citysens , hydroponic , IndieGoGo , irrigation system , modular garden , reader submitted content , self-watering , vertical garden

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Alex Chinneck Builds a Wax House in London Just to Watch it Melt

November 3, 2014 by  
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Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Green World Rising Films About Climate Solutions (VIDEO)

November 3, 2014 by  
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Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio recently pledged $7 million towards ocean conservation projects , was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change , participated in the largest climate march in history , and delivered a powerful address at the UN Climate Summit. As if that wasn’t enough, his foundation is also a supporting partner of the Green World Rising short film series that focuses on the state of the climate and solutions to the climate crisis. The Tree Media -produced series is narrated by DiCaprio and the third out of four episodes has just been released online. Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Green World Rising Films About Climate Solutions (VIDEO) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , carbon , climate crisis , climate solutions , Green World Rising , Leonardo DiCaprio , methane , renewables , Tree Media

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WATCH: Incredible Timelapse Shows Installation of North America’s Largest Green Wall

September 29, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Vancouver-based design firm Green over Grey just uploaded this incredible time-lapse for the installation process of North America’s largest green wall . Located in Surrey, British Columbia, this 10,150-square-foot double-sided green wall comprises 50,000 individual plants, most of which are native to British Columbia. The award-winning “Mountains & Trees, Waves & Pebbles” living wall project is fully hydroponic and created with 100 percent synthetic recycled materials. Read the rest of WATCH: Incredible Timelapse Shows Installation of North America’s Largest Green Wall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green wall” , “living wall” , british columbia , carbon sink , drip irrigation , ecopanels , green over grey , Guildford town , hydroponic , hydroponic green wall , LEED gold , surrey , synthetic recycled materials , timelapse

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Surf in the City Thanks to Rotterdam’s Crazy Wave Maker

August 12, 2014 by  
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The planTree Hydroponic Cultivator Helps Households Grow Organic Food Indoors

October 23, 2013 by  
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Designed by  Nur Y?ld?r?m  for the kitchens of  the future, planTree is a hydroponic based system that allows homes to grow organic food from seed. The system uses automatic water and nutrition circulation to reduce the need for maintenance and plant care, and vertically combined modules provide space efficiency and flexibility. A simple interface also lets users set up values such as pH, moisture and light for optimum growing. By allowing people to grow the vegetables and greens at home, planTree promotes a greener lifestyle while contributing to the health of living spaces. planTree was honored in International Design Awards 2011 with Silver Award in Kitchen Appliances Student Category. + Nur Y?ld?r?m The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: growing food at home , Hydroponic Cultivator , hydroponics , planTree , urban gardening , urban gardens        

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Marko Vuckovic’s Hydroponic Grass Lamp Lets Anyone Grow Plants Indoors

February 14, 2013 by  
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In an apartment or an office setting, a little greenery can turn a lifeless space into a relaxing oasis. Designer Marko Vu?kovi? ‘s Grass Lamp is a sleek hydroponic light fixture that blends modernist design with living plants. The grass is planted in a growing medium and fed with a mineral nutrient solution, while an overhead fixture provides light. Taking advantage of limited space, the lamp is a beautiful and creative way to add life to a room and purify the air. Read the rest of Marko Vuckovic’s Hydroponic Grass Lamp Lets Anyone Grow Plants Indoors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bosch foundation , design and design award , grass lamp , hydroponic , kare , Light , marko vuckovic , polytechnic university of belgrade , saturn clock

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