Aeroponics for All

Project Summary

This project aims to further public awareness and understanding of technologies which will help ensure food security in the face of a changing climate. In particular, highly efficient aeroponic plant growing systems, in which the plant’s roots simply hang in the air whilst water and nutrients are transmitted to them in an aerosol. To this end, we will consult scientists, engineers and agricultural experts and devise a home aeroponic system which will allow interested members of the public to explore this technology. Building on this gathered expertise, and that of the small but growing  aeroponic DIY enthusiast community, we will develop a low cost aeroponic growing unit prototype. Once this is complete, we will send revised aeroponic growing kits to 5 - 10 study participants to give them first-hand experience of growing plants aeroponically.