VANCOUVER AEROPONICS FARM USES ‘SPACE AGE’ TECH

Published by CBC News

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A new urban farm in Vancouver is growing food for local restaurants and markets without soil, or any other growing medium.

To grow produce, Harvest Urban Farms uses aeroponics, a process in which plants are grown in an environment of air or mist — from which the plants receive nutrients.

“The roots are literally suspended in midair and by doing that they have a lot more oxygen that’s available to them so they can grow a lot faster,” said Aaron Ferguson, CEO of Harvest Urban Farms, which launched earlier this year.

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