Why are farms outside a city ?
You see — we humans desire to eat the sun. But it’s too far and too hot. So we hire the plants to do that for us.
And when they do their jobs well — we eat them.
What’s abundant outside the city — is fresh air and lots and lots of sun. There are no building shadows — which is why your backyard soil cultivation needs so much fertilizer.
How to start ?
To do farming — we need a nutrient medium. Something that the plant roots will hold onto. And absorb nutrients out of.
Soil and Water are the 2 known mediums today.
Hydroponics and Aquaponics — are both water based farming methods.
Between the 3 — I have found success with Aquaponics. The planting density is small — thus many plants can be placed together. And because there’s no nutrient solution to prepare — multiple crops can be grown together. This makes it ideal for hyperlocal farming.
What to expect?
Farming is doing. Robots aren’t ready to grow our food just yet. We humans grow food for humans. It’s unique to our species for the moment.
Expect to give up some of your rooftop area to grow clean and healthy food. Expect to experience the magic of mom nature and the gifts she gives.
Expect peace and happiness. But the most significant expectation you can have from successful rooftop farming — is to give your customers a chance to experience food like they’ve never tasted before.
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