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!
ABOUT vertical farming
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 Community Gardens Grant program seeks to support a variety of garden types, not just traditional food gardens. Previous projects have included indigenous food style gardens, micro-forests and urban gardens to improve and generate community attraction.
The mission is to build communities inspired to take action for a sustainable future. The aim is to support projects that promote innovation in environmental education and advocate for environmental sustainability.
This competition encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while increasing their science knowledge. It is intended to support budding young scientists across the nation, who will be our future leaders in research, discovery and communication
Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. We support grassroots organisations and individuals, and academics who are working with on-ground community groups.