Does Vertical Farming Work?
Published on Oct 26, 2018
What is Vertical Farming and does it even work? Which is the best version of this technology? Is the future skyscraper farms, vertical greenhouses or Plant Factories? In the last video we saw that agriculture is a major contributor to climate change but can vertical farming improve the sustainability of our food supply? Indoor growing is viable now but at what energy cost, after all most of our current energy is produced from fossil fuels? Growing lettuce indoors now is sustainable using LED grow lights but will this scale to other types of crops? This is the second video in my vertical farming series. Video 3 asks: How big will the impact of vertical farming be? What are the obstacles does it face? What are the solutions? I’m posting an appendix video at the end of the series. It’s almost certain that I a missed oversimplified things in the process of making this video. Facts, data and corrections are encouraged. #verticalfarming #verticalfarm #indoorhydroponic
Can Vertical Farming Change The World?
Published on Jan 10, 2019
The Plant Factory is the is the most viable type of vertical farming but how far can we take this technology? In the last video we saw that the plant factory is more advanced than a hydroponic greenhouse. Not only does its use hydroponics but it also utilities artificial grow lights and multiple growing levels. It has a much greater level of control over it’s environment, allowing it to boost yield. While Plant Factories might be the most viable version of vertical farming, is it going to be enough to impact the global issues? Agriculture is both a contributor and solution to major global issues, from climate change to world hunger. Can the plant factory help to solve these problems? What technology improvements are needed to make vertical farms profitable and sustainable? From the LED grow light, to solar energy, future tech will play a key role in reducing the cost and carbon footprint of this technology. But it’s not just renewable wind energy that will improve the energy efficiency. There are many improvements that can be made and we look at them in this video. As technology improves, vertical farms can broaden the variety of crops grown profitably. The difference between growing lettuce and growing rice is significant. What will it take to close the gap? Find out next video.
Published on Feb 28, 2017
This week Reactions is checking out the chemistry that makes vertical farms possible. There’s a lot of science that goes on behind this agricultural trend. As humans learned to farm, we arranged plants outside in horizontal fields, and invented irrigation and fertilizer to grow bumper crops. But with modern technology and farmers’ cleverness, we can now stack those fields vertically, just as we stacked housing to make apartment buildings. Moving plants indoors has many benefits: Plants are not at the mercy of weather, less wilderness is cleared for farmland, and it’s easier to control the runoff of fertilizer and pesticides. But the choice of lighting can make or break the cost of a vertical farm and affect how long it might take for urban agriculture to blossom. For more on vertical farming, check out this article from ChemMatters: http://bit.ly/verticalfarmingchem Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Tumblr! http://tumblr.com/ACSReactions Writer: Sam Lemonick Narrator/Scientific Consultant: Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D. Executive Producer: Adam Dylewski Video Producer: Sean Parsons Scientific consultants: Kyle Nackers Dickson Despommier, Ph.D. Alison Le Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day. Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.
This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water
Published on Jul 5, 2016
Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA… As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called “aeroponics,” which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms’ crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it’s expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. For more on AeroFarms: http://aerofarms.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker… Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App – iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App – Android http://seekernetwork.com/android
The High-Tech Vertical Farmer | NEXT JOBS
In the kale-filled facility at vertical farm startup Bowery Farming, it’s a piece of proprietary software that makes most of the critical decisions — like when to harvest and how much to water each plant. But it still takes humans to carry out many tasks around the farm. Katie Morich, 25, loves the work. But as roboticists make gains, will her employer need her forever? This is the fourth episode of Next Jobs, a series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito. Host, Producer: Aki Ito Camera: Alan Jeffries, Brian Schildhorn Co-Producer: David Nicholson Editor: Victoria Daniell Writers: Aki Ito and Victoria Daniell
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What are the Best Plants for Aquaponics?
Published on Jun 6, 2014
In this video, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech discusses a few of the best crops for starting out in aquaponics (or hydroponics). Learn more: http://brightagrotech.com/what-are-th… A few of the crops we recommend are: – Bok Choy – Lettuce – Chard – Fennel – Basil and much more Learn more about ZipGrow towers: http://www.brightagrotech.com/zipgrow
Vertical Linear Aquaponics 3.0 -Short
Published on Aug 15, 2016
Vertical Linear Aquaponics, is the process of high density food production, utilizing all three planes, Length, Width, and Height….while streamlining planting and harvesting.
The future of farming – Vertical, hydroponic crops
A company from Birmingham is conducting farm-scale trials growing vertical hydroponic crops. It increases crop density and with no soil offers plenty of other benefits too.
The World’s Most Productive Greenhouse in Extreme Desert Heat
Published on Sep 3, 2015
This amazing facility was founded by healthy living advocates Troy and Lisa Albright, with a vision to drastically reduce the region’s agricultural water consumption while making local, living produce available year-round in the hot desert regions of Phoenix and the Southwest US. Greenhouse and Aeroponic farm provided by http://www.FutureGrowing.com.
How to produce $800 worth of microgreens in one week on one rack
Published on Mar 19, 2018
Free eBook on how to grow and sell microgreens: https://microgreensfarmer.com?gclid=y… Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/microgreensfa… Instagram: @microgreensfarmer https://www.instagram.com/microgreens… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/microgreensf… Please like and subscribe if you found this helpful! I’d love to chat in the comments! In today’s video, I wanted to show you the potential for starting a microgreens business. It’s pretty cool how much $$ worth of product you can produce in a really small space. To maximize your lights, the key is to focus only on varieties that can be finished with just 3.5 days under lights. And there are tons of varieties you can do this with. My farm and online course is based on this system and growing crops that can be finished in 3.5 days.
How to Grow Microgreens in Your Home & Make $100,000+ a Year
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits City-Hydro in Baltimore, MD who makes over $100,000 a year growing microgreens in a bedroom. In this episode, you will discover how you can easily grow microgreens in your home to improve the health of you and your family. You will also discover how you can make over $100,00 a year growing microgreens and how to get a FREE 2 Day hands-on training on how to grow microgreens. First, John will show you how you can grow a tray of microgreens in your kitchen with a simple metro style shelf. You will also discover some of the health benefits of eating these micro vegetables. Next, you will share why the farmer started growing microgreens in his extra bedroom. You will get a full tour of his growing operation seeing all the different equipment he is using to grow the microgreens. You will then discover how to grow the microgreens including detailed information on using the best seeds, best water, best trays, best-growing medium, and much, much more. John will take you on a further tour of the grow room sharing with you some common and uncommon tips and tricks about growing microgreens and how he enjoys eating the microgreens. Jump to the following parts of this episode 0:02:21 Growing Microgreens in your Kitchen 0:07:29 Bedroom Converted into Micro Farm 0:09:50 POV Tour of Microgreens Farm 0:13:18 Best Seeds to Grow Microgreens 0:17:13 Proper Water to Use to Grow Microgreens 0:18:39 Best Trays to Grow Microgreens 0:22:40 Best Growing Media 0:24:50 How to Seed a Tray of Microgreens 0:26:00 How to sterilize seeds before germination 0:27:29 Create Proper Germination Environment 0:28:10 Germination Rack (No Lights) 0:29:55 Growing Rack with LED Lights 0:34:15 How to Ensure you are Regulated Less When growing Microgreens 0:35:05 Specific Microgreens that can be grown easily without hassle 0:36:17 My tip for growing microgreens 0:37:17 How Much electricty and water does it take? 0:37:42 How to handle fruit flys and bugs? 0:39:10 Definition of Microgreens 0:40:17 Best Vegan Food to Eat that is Grown Veganically 0:42:59 How to Best Eat Your Microgreens Finally, John will interview Larry, the farmer at City Hydro and ask him the following questions: 0:44:52 Why did you start growing microgreens as a business? 0:47:00 Is it true you only sell inside your zip code and you are maxed out? 0:49:56 How many hours a day do you work? 0:50:21 How to Learn How to Grow Microgreens and Start Your Own Business for $1000 0:51:54 Are the Microgreens you are growing organic? 0:53:10 Do you really only use water to grow your microgreens? 0:54:03 Did you design the system here to grow microgreens? 0:55:57 How much does it cost to grow microgreens? How much do they sell for? 0:57:14 How many farms have you set up in the World? 0:58:57 Why are you open sourcing your information about growing microgreens? 1:00:56 Any final comments or thoughts for my viewers? After watching this episode, you will learn how to grow microgreens using the best practices and how you can start your own microgreens business including training for as low as $1000.00 Subscribe to GrowingYourGreens for more videos like this: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Follow John on Instagram at: https://instagram.com/growingyourgreens/ Watch all 1300+ Episodes from GrowingYourGreens at https://www.youtube.com/user/growingy… Contact Larry at Urban Hydro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-443-765-4757 Urban Hydro on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cityhydro/ Urban Hydro on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/City-Hydro-5… Urban Hydro Web Site http://www.city-hydro.com/
$10,000 a month growing microgreens in a basement!
Published on Feb 6, 2019
Check out Microacres @microacres ▶️Join my membership site: http://fromthefield.farm/ ▶️Online courses: http://theurbanfarmer.co/onlinecourses/ ▶️On-farm workshops: http://theurbanfarmer.co/pmg/ ▶️Sign Up For My Newsletter: http://theurbanfarmer.co/signup? Buy my book here: http://bit.ly/AllinOnebook Use this discount code for $15 off: newsub DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 – http://bit.ly/2hJxHUT $10 – http://bit.ly/2hOFgth $20 – http://bit.ly/2gPJrmM Donate any amount – http://bit.ly/2h0KfKw About Urban Farmer Curtis Stone: Curtis Stone runs a commercial urban farm called Green City Acres out of Kelowna, BC, Canada. His mission is to show others how they can grow a lot of food on small plots of land and make a living from it. Using DIY and simple infrastructure, one can earn a significant living from their own back yard or someone else’s. ___ FARM EQUIPMENT I USE: Everything in one place: http://theurbanfarmer.co/curtis-gear-… Paper Pot Transplanter: http://paperpot.co/ Caterpillar tunnel: http://bit.ly/2gItRNf Quick Cut Greens Harvester: http://bit.ly/1W3nLGb Knife and Tool Sharpener: http://bit.ly/29DHlos Jang Seeder: http://goo.gl/XGvJtl Row Bags: http://goo.gl/eI1CLp Insect Netting: http://goo.gl/rjyimK The Coolbot | $20 off!: http://bit.ly/2l6DhEx ___ Music by: https://artlist.io/Curtis-38762
Garden Tower Project | Earth Eats | The Weekly Special
Published on Oct 4, 2012
The Weekly Special visits the Garden Tower Project, a unique self-contained garden and composting system that is changing the potential of urban farming. For more information on the Garden Tower Project, visit: http://www.gardentowerproject.com/
Around the Home: #2 Making a Garden Barrel
Published on Oct 5, 2013
In this episode of Around the Home, I show how to construct a garden barrel capable of housing 50 plants in a four square foot area. It includes a worm composting tube as well. I originally found this idea in the below video and it is well worth the watch. I am hoping it is a compact way to grow organic vegetables and compost at the same time. Check out the June 2014 garden update video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkZLb… The Half-pint Homestead Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufEQ6Z…
How to Set Up a Vertical Garden Tower and Grow Your Own Vegetables (PART 1 OF 2)
Published on Jul 5, 2013
This is PART 1 of a two-part series video on how to setup a vertical garden in a small space. I am using a Garden Tower for this project: http://amzn.to/2n8c9HC PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fIv… ———- For more information about what I do, go to http://bit.ly/2niNuNz Also, be sure to follow me on my personal Facebook page to see what I am up to @ http://bit.ly/2nUQ0fW If you’d like me to answer a question on ASK HYPNOTICA (my online show), email in your questions to ASKHYPNOTICA at GMAIL dot COM and I will do my best to answer your question(s) in an upcoming episode. # ABOUT ERIC VON SYDOW (aka. Hypnotica) For the past two decades, Eric Von Sydow has been a pioneer in the dating and relationships industry. From advising high-profile coaches to teaching the average guy how to increase his confidence around women. He has established himself as an authority on the psychology of male-female interaction. An author, seminar leader, coach and hypnotist, Von Sydow’s approach to self-evolvement is multi-faceted, innovative and challenging. His strategies and techniques have earned admiration from industry leaders and captivated the minds of a global fan base, earning him the title of “Inner Game Guru.” Von Sydow first attracted mainstream attention when he was featured in Neil Strauss’ bestselling book, The Game. He has since appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, and The San Diego Reader. In addition to his coaching work, Von Sydow has produced a number of audio and literary works, most notably the critically acclaimed Sphinx of Imagination album, co-produced with Denver Clay, and Metawhore, a challenging, brilliantly crafted autobiography that fuses his life story with an unconventional philosophical perspective. Eric Von Sydow remains the man the dating coaches lean on for inspiration and the self-professed PUAs try to emulate. His ingenious, cutting-edge methodology continues to motivate men all over the world to live a prosperous life filled with self-growth, opportunity, and positive female encounters.
Vertical flower bed for giving
Made a vertical flower garden – flower bed for the garden. Flower garden can be done in a few hours. He needs to be allowed to stand for 1-2 days, so that the earth would be a little thicker. Then you can plant flowers. For the manufacture of vertical flower beds you will need: • Metal grid; • Plastic bucket; • Plastic tube; • Wire; • Thick film; • Stones. Watering a flower bed is necessary by pouring water into the pipe, through the holes the water will gradually moisten the ground. After 2-3 weeks the flower garden will grow and will be very beautiful. It is better to fill the flower garden with earth on the place where it will stand, otherwise it will be difficult to move it later, as it turns out to be heavy. Instead of a plastic bucket, you can use a large flower pot. Look what crafts for the garden and garden we made: 3 vases of cement for the garden: https://youtu.be/IuwlPg6_BR4 16 ideas of garden crafts: https://youtu.be/WewXqDJQbrw Plastic pipe flower stand: https://youtu.be/lmPi3W8kVU8 Birds from plastic pipes for giving: https://youtu.be/T_5aRR_Vb2c Decorative cement balls for gardening: https://youtu.be/XNzRRlJOcc0 Music: Today Is A Good Day To Live (Instrumental Version) – Martin Carlberg Production Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound “www.epidemicsound.com” Subscribe to our channel Master Sergeyitch: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTsJt…