V-Farm in Restaurants
With an ever-increasing consumer demand for fresher foods and unique flavours, a growing number of restaurants have added hydroponic systems to their premises.
In the basement, on the roof, even in the restaurant itself, anywhere there’s a space that can be utilised to grow lettuce, herbs, edible flowers, etc.
V-Farm is the ideal solution.
Its scalability is perfect for restaurant designers. It can be designed to fit almost any area and the potential benefits are considerable.
The concept has a number of key selling points. Not only will it save on ingredient costs and delivery, it can become an exciting talking point, setting restaurants apart in a highly competitive market.
Initially adopted in some of the best fine dining establishments, the fruits of hydroponic gardening are now filtering down to more casual restaurants. So, whilst customers are poring over the menu, some key ingredients are, literally, still growing a few feet away.
You can’t get much fresher than that!
Going to the Extremes
Deserts, the Arctic, outer space & Mars?
The challenge of providing fresh fruit and vegetables to people who live and work in inhospitable climates is the one that man is already embracing.
Water shortages, transport costs – think of the logistics involved in keeping workers in polar exploration sites supplied with fresh produce all year round and the extreme temperatures and conditions that make conventional agriculture impossible are all reasons why hydroponic growing is becoming more and more commonplace in these areas.
HydroGarden is already collaborating with developers in Norway, Serbia and Sweden, planning exciting, large-scale V-Farm installations in cold climate locations.
Beyond our planet, the scientists at NASA know that hydroponics will play an important role in the future of space exploration and the challenge of how to best equip a manned spacecraft for deep space travel.
Looking even further ahead, speculation has it that humans will be on Mars by the mid-2030’s. Such missions are likely to be one-way and as it would be impossible to send enough food to last the astronauts a lifetime, they will need to grow their own produce.
V-Farm will soon be playing an important part in the provision of locally-grown, high quality, fresh produce in inhospitable climates.
As for Mars? For now, that’s for the future.
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