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.
BENEFITS OF vertical FARMING
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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!
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GRANTS & FUNDING
The Australian and state Governments provide a range of grants and funding opportunities that your school might be eligible to access. Below are some options that Urban Green Farms can assist with:
The grant is designed to support scientists, organisations and community groups to conduct citizen science projects that tackle important issues in Queensland.
School Infrastructure NSW's Sustainable Schools Grants invite all NSW public schools and preschools to apply for funding up to $15,000 to deliver practical sustainability-focused projects that link to the NSW curriculum.
Offers grants of between $2 000 and $5 000 for schools to cover the costs of tools, equipment, specialised furniture and consumables needed to establish maker spaces that encourage STEM experimentation .