Aquaponic build phase 2; plus some pump tests

Pump arrived and I was worried about it being underpowered so did some tests... ​​ Not good results.  Maybe the straw pipe is too narrow? See below... Caught a time lapse of the second build phase (in full this time) today.  ​​ Downpipes fixed and inlets / outlets drilled. Nearly ready to start farming. Plant… Continue reading Aquaponic build phase 2; plus some pump tests

Home aquaponics system build phase one

First phase of the build done this morning.  Tried to time lapse it all as suggested by tutors at my interim review but my phone died about two thirds of the way through.  Damn.  Oh well.  Will have to make sure it's fully charged next time. Warning: cowboy builder techniques are employed extensively throughout... ​… Continue reading Home aquaponics system build phase one

Building your own hydroponic / aquaponic farm

You may have noticed IKEA have some hydroponic systems on sale on their website.  I think they're also proposing to get in on the market for off-the-shelf indoor aquaponic units for farming at home too.  Apparently they're meeting with GrowUp to hone this further?  You used to be able to buy an off-the-shelf aquaponic system from… Continue reading Building your own hydroponic / aquaponic farm

Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski

Post on dezeen of the winning entry to the 2017 International Skyscraper Competition, The Mashambas Skyscraper.  It's a modular farm tower in Africa that can be expanded as needed to include many other community facilities like a nursery, doctor's surgery and drone landing port for transporting goods on /  off the tower.  An interesting precedent for… Continue reading Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski

Kevin Frediani talking at Oxford Farming Conference

Vimeo post of Kevin Frediani's presentation on Urban Agriculture titled: 'Urban Agriculture, a SMART solution to complement sustainable intensification?' He talks about vertical farming among other related topics and the challenges of urban and peri-urban agriculture.

Urban Agriculture in the UK (and Japan)

A little digging in the internet has lead me to a few sites where things are happening in the UK, predictably mostly London.  Many spoken of in this Evening Standard article from June 2016, 'How London's new underground farms will revolutionise the way we source our food'. FARM:  - A Dalston based urban agriculture outfit… Continue reading Urban Agriculture in the UK (and Japan)