Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Urban farming business, GrowUp has started and successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign to build a demonstration project that will run throughout summer 2013, the GrowUp box.
The Grow Up box is made of an upcycled shipping container and it has two levels. The top level has plants and the bottom level contains Tilapia fish. GrowUp designed the box to be almost entirely self-sustaining with only minimal input needed. The plants are growing using almost entirely natural light and the plants will help purify the water while the fish waste will fertilize the plants on the level above. This is commonly referred to as aquaponics - a closed-loop farming method that combines hydroponics and aquaculture.
The GrowUp Box will be hosted this summer and will be open to the public from the end of May. Grow Up also has more plans in store including plans for London’s unused rooftops and derelict urban spaces. For more information on GrowUp and the GrowUp box please visit their website.
Garden Media Group