There is something magic about growing plants in hydroponic systems. Sure, it’s even more amazing how the nature finds a way to propagate plants using seeds, wind, dirt and water.
But if you are not nature, hydroponics kind of gives us God like powers: we grow plants in our environment: soilless, nutrient solution, led light. And from all these we get fresh, green produce!
Maybe that’s why watching commercial hydroponic videos might sound relaxing to some.
Foodverge a channel about the future of food is looking at trends and innovations from Vertical farm Technology start-ups:
Vertical Harvest energizes local food systems via hydroponic, vertical, controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) to deliver healthier food and futures. They work with communities to develop underutilized space in urban, underserved neighborhoods, grow “up” on a fraction of the land required by traditional agriculture, while using 85% less water to deliver our produce at peak flavor and nutrition, year-round.
Farm8 from Korea
Founded in 2004, Farm8 is an agricultural corporation that produces, processes and distributes salad vegetables.
Since 2004, Aerofarms have been transforming agriculture with people and planet in mind. As a Certified B Corporation, they use the latest breakthroughs in indoor vertical farming, artificial intelligence and and plant biology to create impressive vertical farms
Babylon Micro-Farms is a small company in Richmond, Va. that is literally bringing the farm to the table by building hydroponics systems and installing them in commercial kitchens around the United States.
True Garden, Mesa, Arizona
Capable of growing more than 16,000 living plants at once, the True Garden greenhouse is solar-powered. So it saves energy while the towers inside save space and water.
Freethink – Vertical farms could take over the world
Vertical farming saves water, land, and energy — and it could be how we grow food on Mars.
Plenty Farm Waltz
Plenty® is rewriting the rules of agriculture with indoor vertical farms that grow fresh, flavorful, pesticide free greens – all while using just a fraction of the water and land compared to conventional farms.
CubicFarm provides unique automated onsite commercial-scale food & livestock feed technologies
BrightFarms was founded in 2011 from a desire to grow food in the same communities where it would be consumed. They grow in an indoor, controlled environment, and sell our produce locally. BrightFarms grows hydroponically inside greenhouse farms. They start with seeds, and plant them into a soil-free media. They let the plants grow on top of water, under sunshine, in a perfect temperature greenhouse and give them the vitamins and minerals they need through the water
Tomato hydroponic farm from Australia
This is an excerpt from the Australian documentary series, Catalyst: Feeding Australia, originally broadcast on 14th August 2018.
Farm.One – Urban Chef’s Farms of the Future
Farm.one uses advanced hydroponics, the latest LED light technology, and proprietary software and processes to grow over 500 different rare herbs, edible flowers and microgreens for the best chefs in the city.