The World’s First Aeroponic Vegetable Garden, in an Airport

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport became home to the first soil-less food production unit, hoping to produce sufficient to stock many of the airport’s restaurants.

Seedlings planted into nutrient rich volcanic rock modules are regularly irrigated until they are large enough to be moved into aeroponic towers that are serviced by water and light to maximise yield. This is the obvious solution to food production in a limited space which can continue throughout the seasons.Whilst they are not self sufficient yet, it’s a promising start to the localisation of agriculture. Hopefully other institutions and corporations will follow their lead and attempt a more sustainable approach to consumption by taking farming indoors.

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