Volunteers at the WoW Field Centre later this year will get a chance to help on the design thinking and early prototypes for ‘LAND TWO’, our first aquaponics unit and our second hydroponics demonstration unit.
Since our last look at hydroponics, Green Crude farms have sprung up everywhere, breeding algae for their oil content. Early algal labs, like the one at Scottish Sea Farms oyster hatchery in the early 1970′s, moved from glass flask to plastic tube culture systems and it has been this important design change that has enabled the industry to farm commercially. There’s always room for quality design and innovative designers.
The concept of our LAND TWO hydroponics farm has been designed by Architect Tim Griffiths who also designed WoW’s first membership certificate (still available on download) and a number of our travelling exhibitions.
There’s enough space (and water) at our Field Centre for the pilot hydroponics scheme but as you can see from the artist’s impression below, the full LAND TWO farm is going to need more land and more water. We’ll cross that bridge as we near it