V-Farm is a fully controllable, vertical farming concept which is completely bespoke to your needs. Whether you have a rooftop in Canada, a warehouse in Hong Kong or even a station in space, a V-Farm can be developed to work for you!
The concept has been developed with a modular structure of mobile racks fitted with gully trays so that it can be completely tailored to fit the available space.
The V-Farm system uses the latest hydroponic technology along with Valoya LED lighting and bespoke ventilation equipment in order to be adaptable to most environments.
The environment can be fully controlled using market-leading AutoGrow Multigrow systems via PC, tablet or smartphone and is a truly sustainable growing solution fit for the 21st Century.
This versatile system is non crop-specific, allowing it to be adapted for growing a wide variety of fruit, salad greens and vegetables.
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Why do we need to farm vertically?
HydroGarden believes that vertical farming is the future and that V-Farm can go some way in helping to alleviate the food demand that will inevitably face us. It will allow countries that have undesirable growing conditions to produce their own food source and provide fresh vegetables locally all year round.
It can be installed in very remote locations, for example near or within the Arctic Circle, where otherwise everything would have to be trucked or flown in and where fresh produce is very hard to keep.
Indoor farming could also help to utilise redundant buildings and warehousing in cities bringing high value production closer to consumers. As well as reducing food miles, the systems use 90% less water than conventional systems, use no pesticides and achieve much higher rates of growth, meaning the overall environmental footprint is very low.
A completely controlled growing environment means that growing can take place in warm or cold climates, 24 hours a day.
And beyond this planet, increasingly lengthy space missions mean that scientists are investing huge resources in trying to find a way for astronauts to grow their own food both in space and, incredibly, on faraway planets.
The answer is hydroponics and more specifically, vertical farming.
It has been estimated that the global population will expand by 3 billion people by 2050 and that 80% of the earth’s population will live in urban centres. With these statistics it would require an area about 20% more than the size of Brazil to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are today.”*
* Source: Dickinson Despommier – The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century.