ROOTS Solutions members are now developing some of our own low cost techniques for delivering a steady and reliable supply of fresh vegetables year around, and also raising fish in tanks where the waste products of the fish serve as fertilizer for the plants in a truly symbiotic relationship. Trials using our smaller growing medium hopefully can be transferred to a much larger sized planned expansion to serve a broader range of needs in our local community for fresh and nutritious food beyond the supermarket and independent of winter weather limitations.
The Greenhouse and the Farm
The primary aim for the greenhouse is twofold: to supply fresh food to the members of the co-op, and to cultivate specialty melons for restaurants in order to provide them with melons all year around. The first year’s batch will determine how much of a market there is for this kind of service.
Growing Power model:
- Fish system
- Plant system
- Outdoor trench for winter growth
- Animal system (snails)
- Light system
- Anti-mold system for grapes
- Trees, vines, berries, perennials, mushrooms