Our Hydroponic Systems
Each school will be provided with an 8 tower, one-sided, mobile hydroponic system and all the materials needed to run it. This includes germination trays, LED lights, nutrient fertilizers, pH and TDS (total dissolved solids) measurement meters. Green Our Planet’s hydroponic system features a drip recovery style of hydroponics that is water and energy efficient.
The systems are mobile so they can be rolled into classrooms or kept in a central location such as a cafeteria, science lab, or other areas.
Currently, Green Our Planet can grow approximately 32 heads of lettuce in an 8‘ x 4’ outdoor raised garden bed. Our hydroponic system has 8 vertical planting towers that can grow up to 80 plants. Therefore, one Green Our Planet hydroponic system can grow the same amount of food as two outdoor raised beds.
A wide variety of vegetables can be grown hydroponically in these systems including lettuce, chard, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries and many more. Overall, the systems provide a natural laboratory for students to learn STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) in a hands-on, experiential manner.