Readers Choice 2020: Space to Grow, or Grow in Space - How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

Taking aeroponics back to its roots: The history of aeroponics and why it matters.

The aeroponic origin story is deeply rooted in space and science fiction. In space, crews must utilise all resources to their fullest potential, reducing, reusing and recycling everything they take with them.

How Science Helps an Indoor Farm

While there are many different techniques with indoor farming, including hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics, all of them have one thing in common - the lack of soil. Instead of using the concept of growing in soil, crops are instead grown in peat moss or coconut husks.

#1 Article for 2018 - Growing with Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaponics

Because hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics do not use soil, they can be established indoors in locations that have cold, severe climates. These growing methods can also be used in localities that have poor, sandy soil.

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