We are happy to be a part of a growing community on this project with Adaptive Harvest supplying the sheet metal fabrication to the bigger systems “The Urban Farm.”
The Adaptive Harvest System (AHS) was originally intended to be a simple, portable and sustainable tool to aid non-profit organizations and ministries with feeding people in remote rural areas and/or places where food insecurity is an issue. AHS is also perfect for urban farms, home garden enthusiasts and generally anyone who wants to grow fresh produce. The mobile design makes it ideal for local farmers markets.
The AHS is a vertical hydroponics system that uses a patent pending design structure that suspends the unit above the ground. Installation is quick and easy because it only requires two opposing structures like posts, buildings, trees, etc., making it minimally invasive to the landscape. The 14 inch diameter base pot allows for an ample supply of growing area suitable for a wide variety of crops. Designed with flexibility in mind, the system is scalable, modular and can be configured to properly accommodate a variety of situations. In fact, the system can be moved or transported without damaging existing crops. A perfect solution for inclement weather. All the parts are made from recycled plastic that meets certain specifications to ensure consistency during production.
The Urban Farm offers an open scalable solution for individuals who seriously wish to venture into hydroponic farming. The open system has a community nutrient tank and the ability to individually control water flow to each stack. Each stack contains 4 removable base pots. The Urban Farm has a 4 foot x 10 foot aluminum frame that holds 8 stacks. A timer control box schedules timed drip feedings and the system can be designed to drip to catch or recirculate the drip to conserve water. The system is easy to install and requires very little maintenance. The kit does not include: plants, nutrient solution.