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Land Two – Hydroponics ‘WoW Style’

Rolling out hydroponics at the WoW Field Centre
Volunteers at the WoW Field Centre next year will get a chance to help on the design thinking and early prototypes for ‘LAND TWO’, our first aquaponics unit and our second hydroponics demonstration unit.

Since our charity’s last look at hydroponics, algae farming has become its new ‘green baby’. Some hydroponic farmers produce Green Crude – algae bred for its oil content, whilst others farm algae for use in foodstuffs or in pharmaceuticals.  One of the first algae research facilities in the early 1970’s, managed by Rod Cousins at Scottish Sea Farms, designed vertical plastic tube culture systems – a design change that enabled the industry to farm algae commercially.

The concept of our LAND TWO hydroponics farm has been designed by architect Tim Griffiths who also designed WoW’s first membership certificate and many of our touring exhibitions.

There’s enough space (and water) at our Field Centre for the pilot hydroponics scheme but as you can see from the artist’s impression below, the full LAND TWO farm is going to need more land and more water. We’ll cross that bridge as we near it 😉

If the future of aquaponics, hydroponics and airponics interests you, please volunteer on one of our charity’s ‘Aquaponics Junkyard Challenges’ and really get to understand how to make aquaponics work  in any conditions, Globally.

The challenge ahead of ALL of us is how to feed the World’s growing population as it soaks up more land for housing.

Let’s work out what we are going to do, together.

LAND TWO Hydroponics Farm

Water Action, Green Action and a Dubai Co. that’s providing water to the World

Sat, 15 Apr 2006, 12:38 – John C. Jones

REPLY TO GRANT

Hello again Grant.

The following websites came to my attention recently.

http://www.greenaction.org/ (“GREEN ACTION” FOR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE)

http://www.cleanwateraction.org/ (CLEAN WATER ACTION)

I also found the website of “R. & W. INTERNATIONAL” as I was searching for some information on trading in DUBAI.

http://www.rwintl.com

The Company seems to specialise in supplying the type of equipment that might be used in projects aimed at improving water-supplies.

I was amused to see the words “PROVIDING WATER TO THE WORLD” on the page indicated below. (“Who is this omnipotent power?”, I wondered.)

http://www.rwintl.com/more.html

Perhaps you could try to involve this company in some of your own projects or in some suitable activities somewhere in the world. They have agents in a good number of countries.

“Who knows” what might develop from making contact with such an organisation? Private enterprises are much more likely to get things done, when compared with the public sector.

Best Wishes.

The one and only J.