I believe Hydroponics is a viable solution to some of the world's problems like food insecurities and Climate Change.
Climate change is having; and will continue to have a devastating effect on our world, and it’s going to take all of human ingenuity to get us through this moment in our history. It is my aim, along with my research group of hydroponic and in-soil farmers to evaluate innovative on-farm approaches to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (e.g., nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and enhancing carbon sequestration.
I intend to prove that we can provide fresh, nutritious food to those suffering from food insecurities while providing Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions.
Malon E.D. James~
The Farm-stand utilizes a hydroponic gardening system, meaning there’s no soil involved. Instead, seedlings are planted in pods made of natural fibers, and their roots are fed with a mixture of water and nutrients that’s pumped through the unit.
Makes home-grown food easier and more convenient. Hydroponic gardens like the Farmstand allow you to grow your own food — indoors or outdoors — no matter where you live, making it easier than ever to enjoy locally grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
Uses less water than traditional gardening. Because water continuously cycles through hydroponic gardens, they use significantly less water than traditional gardens. After the initial fill, I only had to add 2–3 gallons (7.6–11.4 liters) every few weeks. Harvest in 5 weeks! These are the current vegetables on the farmstand. (Note, there may be up to 4 plants of the same kind)
• Peppermint • Red Rubin basil • Chocolate mint • Marigolds
• Tomato • Squash • Chives • Cherry tomato
• Sweet basil • Baby cucumber • Red Rubin basil • Yellow pear tomatoes
• Sweet banana peppers • Cajun belle spicy bell peppe
Malon E.D. James is teaming with Hosea Helps to showcase the advanced technology in hydroponics, the Farmstand by Lettuce Grow.
L-R, Elisabeth Omilami, Malon E.D. James, Afemo Omilami
Covid-19 has exacerbated food insecurities in urban areas and Low to Middle Income Countries (LMIC). Malon’s local and international research project about food insecurities in urban and rural areas has discovered a viable solution-hydroponics.