June 19, 2014 Hydroponics No Comments

We just have to show you this incredible hydroponics system!

At the Milan Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, France’s contribution to the event is a giant hydroponic garden, designed to look like the rolling hills of the French countryside.

It will be a restaurant, a vegetable garden and a market all in one. Vegetables and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building in a hydroponic wooden pavilion, and will be used as produce for the restaurant inside.

The project architects aim to show what the future of food growing and consumption could look like – and it’s a beautiful hydroponics system too!

‘With decreased transport costs for the produce, decreased refrigeration and storage times, and less need for pesticides and herbicides, could this mean cheaper, more nutritious food for all?’

The only thing we would change is the addition of fish tanks to make it aquaponic rather that hydroponic. But it’s still pretty impressive!

Check out this video which shows the design plans:

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.