GR365N practices and teaches hydroponic farming for the social good

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-06 Tue 01:20
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Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.

With that idea in mind, GR365N (pronounced Green 365) was created. The social enterprise aims to teach individuals how to grow fresh food in hydroponic systems allowing them to access fresh food 365 days a year with minimal growing costs.

With COVID affecting food production, team members Dan Atkinson and Colin McVicker believe hydroponic farming this isn’t the future of food production, rather, it is the present. 

The way the system works is simple. Seedlings are placed in vertical posts that contain plastic substrate. The main water tank pumps water through the entire system and trickles down into the posts leading the plants to grow out horizontally on vertical posts using LED lights, no soil and 95 per cent less water than farms. 

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