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Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 18, 2013 @ 1:18 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Gardening,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Food,Urban farming,Vertical Garden,Water Issues | No Comments
The Aeroponic Vertical Farm  is made up of an array of bamboo  parallelograms that are formed to create stepped terraces of rice fields. Located in cities, these compact farms would not only help grow rice for the area, but also create jobs and provide space for the community to gather and interact. The urban location avoids unnecessary transportation, packaging and storage to bring the product right to where it is needed and consumed.
The farm makes use of aeroponic gardening, which is different than hydroponic in that is sprays water directly onto the roots of the plants. This greatly reduces the amount of water and energy needed for growing plants. Commercial aeroponic farms are expected to reduce  water and energy use by 90-95%. Water is pumped up to the highest tier and then gravity fed down to the rest of the plants. The terraced facility also provides places for children to play, as well as a place for adults to meet and socialize.
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