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Is This the Future of Home Food Production?

Could this be the Future of Home Food Production?

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If you’ve got the room, putting in a home garden can help decrease your food costs (and food miles) and put fresh food on your table. But without a greenhouse, that doesn’t work so well in the winter time, so unless you start an indoor garden, you’ll have a tough time growing fresh produce through the cold season.

And for many people living in apartments, a home garden or a greenhouse simply isn’t an option, so an indoor garden is the only way to grow some of your own food, regardless of the season. Thanks to products such as the Aqualibrium, you don’t have to start from scratch and reinvent the wheel, as starting a hydroponic or aquaponic garden inside your home just doesn’t get much easier than this.

The Aqualibrium Garden is a closed-loop ecosystem that can allow just about anyone to grow some of their own food, no matter what the season or how small their home is. The units integrate an aquarium below the growing space, enabling the fish to provide the nutrients that will feed the plants in the growing space in the top of the unit.

“With our Aqualibrium Garden, anyone anywhere can grow anything they want… free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers and genetic manipulation. You’ll be amazed by the amount of fresh produce and herbs that it is possible to grow in the two square feet of upper chamber grow space. Tomatoes, eggplants, basil, mint… wheatgrass for juicing. Virtually anything that can be grown in a standard outdoor garden can now be grown in an Aqualibrium Garden.” – Aqualibrium

Measuring 4 feet high by 2 feet wide, the Aqualibrium Garden is made from clear plastic and features 9W waterproof LED grow lights, lending itself well to both aquaponics or hydroponics, and uses just 53.5 watts total while operating. The lower aquarium is “self-cleaning” and the upper growing chamber can water itself with the water in the lower section, making it simple to begin and maintain.

The Aqualibrium Garden is currently in a crowdfunding phase on Kickstarter, where backers can get one of the first of the units with a backing pledge of $300.

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