31 May 2011

Growing plants underground

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If I read stories like this I am always proud of my Dutch background. A Dutch company called PlantLab developed a process of growing plants with very little energy and water…underground. But would you call it organically grown?
A Dutch company called PlantLab developed a fruit and vegetable production facilitate that could provide everyone working in the Wellington CBD (62.000 according to Wikipedia) with a daily diet of 200 grams of fresh fruit and vegetables at a footprint of only 45 square meters. That is….. roughly the office space of 3 to 4 people. They do this by using the power of advanced LED lighting from Philips. These lights uses infra-red light that perfectly suits the needs of the plants. Next they tune supply of nutrition and water to fit the plants needs perfectly. The advantage of this is a very high production of food which does not need to be sprayed with pesticides either. Want to see how?
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Read more: Plantlab Makes the Coveted Vertical Urban Farm a Reality | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World
a city of 62.000 people (roughly Wellington CBD) out of
http://www.plantlab.nl/

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