This project will give new life to the Concordia Greenhouse by refurbishing the main atrium’s west wall. The projects goal is to construct and install a vertical hydroponic system encased in a wooden structure that will contribute to and elevate the beauty of the space, inform students and visitors on the function and benefits of hydroponic systems for agricultural purposes. Hydroponic systems use up to 90% less water than traditional soil-farming techniques. The design of my system is both functional and aesthetic. Firstly, using the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) I plan to grow several herbs which will brighten the aroma of the space and upon harvest time, be donated to student groups such as The People’s Potato and CoopCultivaction.
This project will also include workshops where students can learn of the revolutionary developments and future of urban agriculture through a hands on experience by building and maintaining hydroponic systems and caring for consumable herbs that can be grown at home.