神農水晶宮(Plantagon) 2011永續農業環球獎, (Globe Award 2011)
The core of the Plantagon solution to a vertical greenhouse is a spiral-shaped transport mechanism that slowly moves thousands of soil-filled planting boxes upward as the plants grow. The Plantagon Greenhouse can be integrated into existing or new infrastructure to increase the efficiency regarding use of water, waste and energy.
The Plantagon automated greenhouse is estimated to be 5–10 times more efficient than traditional ones when it comes to staff, and 2–4 times when it comes to profit per square meter. Compared to existing greenhouse technology, the Plantagon Greenhouse produces up to than 10 times more crops per ground area used.
The Plantagon greenhouse makes it possible to purchase little but expensive land in or near is to place the vertical greenhouse in a city near environment, close to the consumers.
"Aquaponic Gardening" is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round.
養耕共生環保增產 Aquaponics Solves Agricultural Environmental Problems While Increasing the World’s Food Production 我們如何在2050時生養90億的人口又不會危及地球生態,答案就是養耕共生- Can we feed the more than 9 billion people anticipated to live on this planet in 2050 without destroying Earth’s life support systems?” Sylvia Bernstein, author of the recently released book "Aquaponic Gardening, says the answer is a definitive "yes." Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 我們如何在2050時生養90億的人口又不會危及地球生態,答案就是養耕共生
“Can we feed the more than 9 billion people anticipated to live on this planet in 2050 without destroying Earth’s life support systems?” This captivating conundrum began an October 12, 2011 University of Minnesota press release that became the just released cover article for Nature Magazine’s October 20, 2011 edition titled "Solutions for a Cultivated Planet." The article details the recent findings of an international group of scientists and researchers tasked with nothing less than figuring out how …
How Aquaponics Works They say one person's trash is another's treasure. The day-old bagels a franchise views as too stale for customers taste perfectly delicious to the hungry when they're distributed at a homeless shelter. The annoying, hyperactive puppy one family abandons at the dog pound because it chews shoes becomes another family's rambunctious little delight. What one group sheds as waste, another takes in as nourishment. It's a lovely circle. With aquaponics, this same circle is turning -- only it doesn't have anything to do with bagels or puppies. Aquaponics is a method of cultivating both crops and fish in a controlled environment. The fish are kept in tanks, and the plants are grown hydroponically -- meaning without soil. They sit in beds, but their roots hang down into a tub of water. When fish live in tanks, their waste builds up in the water, and it eventually becomes poisonous to them. But what is toxic for fish is nourishing for plants -- they lo…
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Sahib Punjabi This video was taken during the walk-through portion of the visit to Sahib Punjabi's aquaponics farm as part of the 2011 Central Florida Aquaponics Tour organized by Cosmo via the AquaponicsCommunity.com Ning Group. Sahib uses a variety of aquaponic growing methods ranging from raft to media to wicking beds with good results. His enthusiasm for aquaponics definitely rubbed off on me.
Connie Rice: A Fish Story
She’s enthusiastic, educated and energetic. She’s also in the right place. In spite of being a vegetarian she’s teaching kids how to raise fish for harvest and loving it. Connie Rice, Community Youth Development Institute’s (CYDI) newest science teacher has found a home. With a Masters Degree in environmental science from Ohio State University, she decided to pass on research; she wanted to work with people. She joined Teach for America, that led to her position as a first year teacher at CYDI, a Youth Connection Charter School Campus.
Rice has the responsibility for the CYDI “Aquaponics” program. That is the combination of aqua culture and hydroponics, a method of growing crops and fish together in a re-circulating system. More than 100 Tilapia provide the main nutrients for a grow bed with four dozen basil plants. In the integrated system, gravity circulates water which creates nitrogen to feed the plants. Students working with Ms. Rice are literally learni…
Vertical crop system is piloted A new vertical method for growing crops which claims to use less land and only 5% of the water usually needed is being piloted at a Devon zoo. The system grows plants in trays of water moving on a conveyor belt. The company behind it, Valcent, based in Launceston, Cornwall, said it was a sustainable solution to the world's "rapidly-diminishing resources." Paignton Zoo is planning to use it to grow herbs, leaf vegetables and fruit as food for its animals.
This could be especially helpful in urban areas Professor Jules Pretty, University of Essex The hydroponic system rotates the plants on a conveyor belt via a "feeding station" to create airflow and stimulate growth. According to Chris Bradford, managing director of Valcent, a 100sq-metre machine, like the one installed at Paignton Zoo, can grow up to 11,200 plants, which, he says, is 20 times more than could be grown conventionally in a field covering the same area. He said: "The wor…
Vertical farm in Manchester is a 'multi storey greenhouse' 在曼徹斯特的垂直多層溫室農場 By Phil Jeffery BBC News Alpha Farm in Wythenshawe Alpha Farm is created in the derelict Alpha House in Wythenshawe Continue reading the main story
"Imagine a greenhouse stacked on top of itself, so you have three or four layers of greenhouse - it's a multiple storey greenhouse." 讓我們想像一下，這是一個多層溫室，在溫室上堆疊三層或四層溫室。
Dr Dickson Despommier is a pioneer of vertical farming, an agriculturual technique which has inspired an ambitious new project in Wythenshawe. 迪克森博士是一個垂直農場的先驅，他帶領了一項雄心勃勃的新農業計劃。
His basic idea - to increase the available land for farming - is now being put into practice inside a derelict office block on the edge of Wythenshawe Civic Centre.
Over the next two years, Alpha House will be transformed into Alpha Farm, growing produce for the 2013 Manchester International Festival (MIF) on its eight floors. 未來兩年，Alpha大廈…
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Light up dark areas in your home during daytime using this green and
sustainable concept. Recycle used clear plastic soda bottles, add
water+bleach, then install. After installation this solar light bulb can
provide approximately 55 watts of light from the sun!
The comments below have noted that this is like a solar tube or deck prism.
communities who benefit from this idea live in areas where the houses
hardly have windows and live in darkness even during daytime. Their
solution up until this innovation was to turn on the light bulb and use
*PET soda bottle
*Galvanized Iron (GI) sheet
Step 1 Cut approximately 9 x 10 inches of GI sheet (corru…
If you're like most folks on the planet, you live in a city. This makes growing your own food kinda hard -- we don't all have access to urban lot farms or chicken coops. We've seen some inventive solutions to this predicament, but Growing Cities really pushes the envelope. A farm on your windowsill? Well, sure, that makes sense. But a desk farm? A bench farm? Minifarms growing under streetlights? Read on to discover more designs for places you never thought about growing food
Pesticides. Genetic-modification. Mistreated animals. It could just about kill anyone’s appetite to hear about all the horrible news about food production. Fortunately, the emerging food revolution focuses on both health and re-establishing the connection between people and the food they eat (making it harder to abuse our food sources). Designers are both leading and answering this shift in interest. Philips Design has begun an investigation called ‘Food Probe’ that looks at current social trends and how this may affect the way that people will eat in the future — and how this will manifest in design. Their investigation includes three parts: a self-contained farm for the kitchen, a nutrition farm and a high-tech cooking device.