Vertical farming at the University of Wageningen
I start with growing with black solider fly larve. I have flies in a cage and they lay eggs that I use to produce new larve. These larve grow on food waste, so if you don’t finish your plate, you can put it into a container with a eggs and after a few weeks you have new larves. These larves are used to feed my fish in my aquaponics system. So the food that the fish turn into feces is then filtered by my plants. It has a container with clay beads which turn into ammonia, that the fish produce, into nitrate. Nitrate, plants can take up, so the plants are fertilised by the fish and the fish get clean water.
My dream is to turn this sytem into a big vertical farm producing tonnes of food and using a waste of a city and turn it back into food. So if you're interested in what I’m doing, feel free to contact me and maybe we can work together to make this vision a reality."
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Author: University of Wageningen
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