Hexago has created a product called “The Living Farming Tree.” This is an indoor urban farm that uses aeroponics, WiFi, phone apps, and a bit of A.I to create one alternative to the centralized food supply system that currently dominates the landscape. I strongly encourage you to watch the video embedded below.
Whether this product is the be-all or end-all of indoor urban farming solutions or not, this product takes a step towards customized integration with your home environment, along with networking with other urban farmers, that I have not yet seen in a product of this nature.
The future, tech-wise, is bright, from an individual power and free association power perspective, and this is one example of how.
|This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water|
Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design combines aeroponics with efficient grow lights, full automation, and a modular tiered structure to optimize space, crop yield, and water use – allowing anyone to grow crops in practically any room
Hexagro aims to bring nature indoors and nurture the urban farming movement. This goal led them to create Living Farming Tree, an automated vertical growing system controllable with an app. As seen in the video above, poles and hexagonal connectors pop together to create the tree, providing a structure to support small growing modules. The system, which can be customized and scaled up with more modules, is built entirely with recyclable materials.
Living Farming Tree uses aeroponics, a process that enables urban growers to cultivate produce sans soil or pesticides and with around 90 to 98 percent less water. The plants flourish in an inert substrate with roots hanging underneath; well-aerated, their roots absorb nutrients via a nutrient mist and oxygen, causing the plants to grow faster and taste better. According to Hexagro, this system—which boasts low energy consumption—allows for a 150 percent increase in the plants’ nutritional value as well