Less Is More
- GOALSStudents will be able to calculate the number of hydroponic towers that will fit in any given space.
Teach the Teacher
Tools & Materials
- Tape measure
- CAD software or grid paper
The hydroponics movement has become mainstream if you ask us. We see food being produced in the most unlikely places. Restaurants have towers on their interior walls. Grocery stores offer living herbs from tower sets in their produce departments. And a massive living wall powered by our friends at Bright Agrotech was the highlight of the Worlds Fair in Milan, Italy.
Imagine the number of people that we could provide with fresh local produce if we had hydroponic towers installed in every school, hospital, grocery store, and restaurant. What about all the public buildings around town. The potential is nothing short of impressive.
So how many towers would fit in your Lab if you were to empty the room and install nothing but towers?
To answer that question you must first determine the footprint of a tower set. Consider the space around the tower set that allows for efficient movement and system maintenance. Then use the total footprint to draft a space plan that utilizes your entire Lab for hydroponics production.
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