Welcome to the Controlled Environments Club!
Grant for Container Farm
The Controlled Environments Club at Iowa State University is excited to announce that we have just submitted a grant for a container farm! This container farm will allow us to grow fresh produce year-round, even in the harsh Iowa winters. We will also be able to use the container farm as a research tool for studying plant growth and environmental control.
Small-Scale Hydroponic System
In addition to the container farm, we will soon begin work on a small-scale hydroponic system. This system will allow us to grow plants without soil, using nutrient-rich water instead. Hydroponic systems are highly efficient and can produce higher yields than traditional farming methods. We are excited to learn more about this innovative technology and its potential applications.
The container farm will be housed in a 20-foot shipping container, which will be modified to create an optimal growing environment for our plants. We plan to grow basil at first but hope to explore other crops in the future. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
Our small-scale hydroponic system will be a great addition to our club's resources. We plan to experiment with different types of hydroponic setups and crops to see what works best in our environment. We believe that this system will be a valuable tool for learning about plant growth and the future of sustainable agriculture.