Alternative Food Production Continued: Hydroponics

We didn’t get to talking about hydroponics or aquaponics at the wonderful meeting tonight, as we were amazed by the concept of in vitro meat as an alternative food production system, but if you are interested, here is the lowdown. Hydroponics is a system of growing crops without soil by exposing the roots to a nutrient-rich water solution. Aquaponics combines hydroponics with aquacultures through a symbiotic relationship between the crops grown and aquatic animals that are raised in the underlying water solution.

So check out this short, awesome TED talk by Britta Riley who started Windowfarms, a vertical hydroponic growing system designed with our new york apartments and dorms in mind and let’s get to building our own!

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