THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND USE
ANY CROP, ANY CLIMATE, NO SOIL
Plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water. In natural conditions, soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir but the soil itself is not essential to plant growth. When the mineral nutrients in the soil dissolve in water, plant roots are able to absorb them. When the required mineral nutrients are introduced into a plant’s water supply artificially, soil is no longer required for the plant to thrive. Almost any terrestrial plant will grow with hydroponics.
How to feed
Imagine a cluster of 30-story towers producing fruit, vegetables, and grains while also generating clean energy and purifying wastewater.
Roughly 150 such buildings, could feed an entire city of 9 million people such as New York.
Using current green building systems, a vertical farm could be self-sustaining and even produce a net output of clean water and energy.
Vertical farming is an agricultural method through which crops are grown in vertically stacked layers. It is done in a controlled environment using techniques such as aquaponics, hydroponics and aeroponics, that does not make use of soil.
Aquaponics consists of two main parts, with the aquaculture part for raising aquatic animals, such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks, and the hydroponics part for growing plants.
Roots are continuously kept in an environment saturated with fine mist of nutrient solution. Plants are grown with their roots suspended in air periodically sprayed with a fine mist of atomized nutrients
THE BEST AGE IN HUMAN HISTORY IS RIGHT NOW
THE POWER TO FEED THE WORLD
With Mystic, you get the power and efficiency of 21st century technology mixed with the wisdom of healthy farming and organic crop production. We believe in living with land and just living on the land.
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