Vertical panels and Phytopods (Food for Freedom)

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High Density Vertical Growth Systems

A couple different systems are featured here – one for large commercial operations and one for the balcony.

Valcent Products makes the commercial system, noting that “80% of our farmland is in use, 15% of it is damaged due to poor agricultural practices, solution grow upwards, indoors! The High Density Vertical Growth (HDVG) system grows plants in closely spaced pockets on clear, vertical panels that are moving on an overhead conveyor system. The system is designed to provide maximum sunlight and precisely correct nutrients to each plant. Vertical growing enables communities to efficiently grow organic foods locally.”



Grow 20 Square Feet of Vegetables in 4 Sq Ft of Space with the Phytopod Container Garden

Then there’s the Phytopod for home operations, where you can grow 20 square feet of a garden in 4 sq ft of space:


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.