Modular Food Production System

Posted 2013-04-04
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Category Household

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AEA has been working with the Aurora Research Institute as a part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide background research for a project that could result in high quality, locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables year-round in NWT communities. Plants would be grown in specially-designed buildings using carefully controlled heating and ventilation systems and tailored LED lighting to optimize plant growth. Details such as the power and water sources, types of buildings and available infrastructure were all investigated for a potential pilot plant in an NWT community.