Hydroponics tower in Singapore. Image credit: Leong Him Woh (Flickr)
Hydroponics tower in Singapore. Image credit: Leong Him Woh (Flickr)

Could we make a futuristic Indian aquaponics tower to rival this one in Singapore?

Singapore also has one of the highest population’s densities on the planet – 5.3 million people live within 710 square kilometer. In any case, crowding is something we’re also familiar with India!

At the moment, only about 7% of all Singapore’s food is grown locally. This means a staggering 93% of the city’s food is imported from elsewhere.

We love this initiative from Jack Ng of Sky Greens, who has developed a vertical hydroponic farm – one of the highest in the world.

They are currently growing a variety of greens including Chinese cabbage, spinach and lettuce.

FINALLY the people of Singapore can grow fresh, honest food that has been grown right there in the city!

We (of course!) would love to up the sustainability factor by adding fish tanks to fertilize the crops. (Perhaps the aquaponics dudes at Watercircle could get involved?!) Just a thought guys!

Who’s up for building an Indian aquaponics tower?!

Learn more from this great article, and check out the video below.

Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.