WHY NASA CHOSE AEROPONICS AS THEIR FIRST GROWING METHOD FOR SPACE
HOW EDEN CAN HELP
Eden Grow System’s origin goes back to the Genesis System, which was a comprehensive solution for year-round food production, including aquaponics for protein and organic waste processing to ensure the highest possible sustainability with minimal ongoing resource requirements. It incorporated an environmentally controlled enclosure, a grow space for year-round operation. It was aimed at testing out systems that have the potential to be deployed in space, because the requirements are so much more demanding. This off-world requirement drives a relentless pursuit of maximum durability and efficiency (read the full excerpt here).
We then took this design concept of a large habitat facility and compacted it into an all-in-one sustainable growing machine – the Eden Grow Tower - for the home user with the capabilities for space mission in mind. For these systems, Aeroponics fit the bill perfectly, with some towers containing a hybrid Aquaponics and Aeroponics approach.
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BENEFITS OF AEROPONICS FOR both EARTH AND SPACE
1. Faster growing plants with increased yield
It’s not like Astronauts want to wait until their space mission is over for the produce to be ready to harvest. Full Spectrum LED lights used in Aeroponics are proven to produce larger plants with higher nutrient content. In Aeroponics the nutrient solution and water is sprayed directly on the roots, without them being submerged in soil or water, allowing for increased oxygen. These factors mean you get faster growth with increased yield. Exactly what we want to provide our customers growing food to sustain their families’ needs.
2. Decrease in pests/diseases
3. 99% less water than traditional agriculture
4. Energy efficient
6. Grow nutrient-dense produce for sustainability
8. Growing Vertical to save you space
NASA, EDEN, AND THE FUTURE
“Provide sustainable food and energy to local communities around the world and one day, off it”.
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“With a Grow Tower, I get so many solutions to so many problems, and so many benefits for myself and my family. It's done indoors, so that takes care of heat, growing season limitations, and bugs and critters eating the fruits of my labor. It is extremely space efficient, so I can get a lot out of a 2-foot-by-4-foot space. And, the best part, it's AUTOMATED. I just make sure there's water and nutrient solution in the reservoir (which holds 60 gallons, so I don't even have to worry about refilling it except for every few weeks). It automatically turns on misters in the root chamber to feed the plants, which grow like crazy because they are saturated with nutrients and oxygen (what a life). And I don't even have to worry about processing a huge crop all at once - I can consume fresh fruits and vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, herbs, and strawberries, straight from the plant. Maximum flavor and nutrition with a fraction of the effort - and TIME - of outdoor conventional gardening. Totally organic, super-nutritious food, grown hyperlocal” (Blaine Comeaux, EGS VP Business Development)