An ABC Landline episode from 2018 highlighted Australian Vertical Systems Vertical farming as a way of producing food or crops stacked on top of one another, in an indoor environment. It is challenging the way people think about producing food.
- From seed to harvest of salad greens, herbs, in 28 days
- System of three ‘climate cells’ can produce 500kg green products per week
- Vertical farm system with three climate cells, full automation costs $1.2 million
Bioponics provides an organic alternative to normal hydroponic growing that uses synthetic fertilizers, and it’s been catching on as more and more growers enjoy the challenge of combining growing techniques in the search for healthier, tastier results.