“The prototype Globe/Hedron ‘is a bamboo greenhouse designed to organically grow fish and vegetables on top of generic flat roofs. The design is optimized for aquaponic farming techniques: the fish’s water nourishes the plants and plants clean the water for the fish,’”.
The ‘Inka Curve is a completely integrated, closed loop system, a vertical minifarm that provides herbs, grasses, fruits or vegetables grown on a vertical ‘bio-quilt.’
The plants purify the fish water, which in turn get nutrients from the fish poop. The solar panels and wind turbines provide power and it is a neat little closed system.
The Philips BioTower is a self-contained farm that produces hundreds of calories of various food sources a day, cascading nutrients from the top to the bottom. Its five-level design breaks down like this:
- Levels 1 and 2: Plants
- Level 3: Algae
- Level 4: Fish and Shrimp
- Level 5: Organic Waste
“This Floating Garden was designed by Frenchman Benjamin, scheduled for release in Spring 2010. We can just admire the complete eco-system that is going on here, a nice symbiotic relationship between plant and fish.”
The garden acts as a filter for the aquarium water, which in turns waters and fertilizes the plants.