reviewed by Dasha

Short description

Vertical, hydroponic growing system that allows for year-round growing in almost any window.


Material flows

  • Inputs

  • soil
  • water
  • liquid hidroponic nutrients
  • seeds
  • electricity
  • Outputs

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Qualitative Analysis

Description of the Process

In the hydroponic system, nutrient-spiked water is pumped up from a reservoir at the base of the system and trickles down from bottle to bottle, bathing the plants' roots along the way. Water and nutrients that are not absorbed collect in the reservoir and will be pumped through again at the next interval. Plants grown in soil have roots that extend far and wide, but hydroponically grown plants roots are hairy and dense. Because the roots are so compact, a hydroponic system is a much more efficient use of space -- perfect for an urban farmer.

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