Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops using soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimise plant growth with nutrients, lighting and pH. Vertical farming is perfect for high density living areas or to save space.
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Hydroponics is simply described as growing plants without soil. Hydroponics allows you to control more of the variables including pH levels, lighting and nutrients for optimal plant growth and produce yields. Water is the main method of delivering the nutrients to the plant’s roots, combined with growing media to help support the plant. Hydroponically grown plants dip their roots directly into nutrient-rich solutions, so plants get more of what they need much faster and easier. Hydroponic farming can be used in locations where soil conditions are too poor to support farming, or where space is limited. It can be done anytime and anywhere!
In 2017, the NSW Government announced that the state’s school canteen menus would be overhauled in an effort to tackle the increasingly complex issue of childhood obesity. Under the sweeping changes, fruit, vegetables and freshly made food will now make up at least 75% of school canteen menus, while other offerings will require a Health Star Rating of 3.5 or above. However, while school canteen menus can change, students’ attitudes to food can still be easily shaped by junk f
STEM education and its vocational benefits to students has been all the rage, but another less-noticed initiative has been quietly taking shape in southwest WA where a group of students have turned their market garden veggie patch into a business.
Students of Pemberton District High School in southwest WA, who started out growing and cooking food produced from their local vegetable patch, are now selling their wholesale produce at farmers’ markets in two towns.
The United Nations has estimated that over the next decade, the number of overweight children under five will jump from 42 million to 70 million. Being places where children spend a large portion of their time, schools have a critical role to play in educating them about the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. To this end, school gardens allow students to grow, harvest and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables. As pointed out in Harvard University’s Usable Knowledg
SOURCE: https://invinciblehouseplants.com/blog/why-living-green-walls-blossom-city-urban-areas https://invinciblehouseplants.com/ When was the last time you felt a deep connection to a natural landscape? The simple view of a river makes Keane feel “complete” in the song Somewhere Only We Know. This phenomenon everyone has experienced is getting better understood by both private companies and public administrations, which start seeing the value of bringing nature back into the
Hydroponics and aquaponics are an important part of sustainable agriculture, especially in space-scarce urban areas. Numerous high schools recognize the bright future of hydroponics and aquaponics, and as a result include it as part of their curriculum. Here is a sampling of those across the globe: 1. Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, Brooklyn, New York At the Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School in Brooklyn, New York, the school using its Urban F