This toolkit is developed in collaboration with its Originator with the purpose to enable as many people as possible to take action for sustainable agriculture.

About the project

This hydroponics food system is originally from Glocal Impact network in Italy. This project is a simplified solar hydroponic system to grow vegetables without soil. Using the same amount of water you can grow 10x more fresh produce with this system than with traditional agriculture methods.


KEY IMPACT PARAMETERS

Why this project matters, and who it is for

Origin: Padova, Italy 🇮🇹
Time: 4-6 weeks
Type of Action:
Urban Intervention
Difficulty: Medium
Investment need: $ $ – – –
Impact:

Provide food to a community with less resources.

This project
is perfect for you if…
you want to grow your own food or for your community and you have experience with building.


In this toolkit you’ll find:
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Inputs to adapt this model to your community
  • Key suggestions by the Originator
  • Tips & tricks
  • Technical and safety manuals
  • Agreements to formalize partnerships
  • Budgeting template
  • Presentation template for fundraising
  • Graphic materials.
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More about the project

The system can utilize local materials and low-tech equipment with solar to reduce water, material, and energy waste. The system is also scalable in a way that makes it possible for a farmer, grower, or a family to expand quickly and increase production in a short period of time. The hydroponic system works well with more than 15 kinds of vegetables (lettuces, tomatoes, and peppers for example) which makes it adaptable to various climates around the world.


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How does it work:
Choose a project
Preview the toolkit and learn about requirements
Start the replication and complete self-assessment
Review agreements and get going
JOIN THE NEXT PROJECT TRAINING:

You like this project but you don’t feel 100% ready? We’ve got you covered! Twice a year, we run a training program to support our community to get started. Join the next batch!

Agriculture must be sustainable, inclusive and supportive. The open source approach must be the base of our work of design of the project for a real development


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