The FarmHere are some pictures to let you see what the farm looks like and what technology we will be using before it is all planted up.
|Aquaponic Production Unit|
Vertical Conveyor Belt:
|Bottom of conveyor|
The Vertical Conveyor is a Hydroponic system that travels up two floors giving a growing area of 1/2 and acre between the two conveyors.
The Troughs will be filled with water and a nutrient solution and the plants placed in a floating raft. The plants roots will be directly in the water.
The Propagator is used to germinate seeds and grow them in to a plug ready for planting out on either the vertical conveyor or the Aquaponic units. Each unit will have 3 levels and be capable of growing 540 plants. We will have four propagators in total and they will be used to keep the farm going at maximum efficiency capable of harvesting 100 lettuce a day.