Sunday, June 17, 2012

20-foot URBAN FARMS : Compact, Versatile, Aquaponic Systems

Using standard ISO shipping containers and  twenty foot long greenhouse you could have a tiny urban farm capable of feeding several families. By integrating the greenhouse with aquaponics and anerobic digesters a closed loop system with relatively good energy efficiency is able to placed almost anywhere.

Read more here:

Vancoucer's VertiCrop’s vertical greenhouse system

From the article

The patented technology can increase normal yields by 20 times and only requires 8% of the water used in conventional field farming.

This type of technology improves local accessibility to healthy foods, especially in urban environments where the ability to grow such foods is often constrained.