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Within a city there is little to no soil and clean water to grow food.
We made a grey water hydroponic window we call the “Hydro WiBo” which we would sell to city dwellers to allow them to grow plants using grey water instead of soil.
Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in water using a nutrient solvent to give the plants the minerals they would normally get from soil. It's growing plants using water instead of soil.
To save potable water, the system will be fed by grey water, which is any water from the sink or even tub. It is not dirty black water (from the toilet) but it is not clean enough to drink, however, it is the perfect water for a hydroponics system. The grey water, having been filtered for hair and soap, will be fine for hydroponics and will not damage the plants.
DIY Hydro Wibo
Here are instructions on how to make your own hydroponic window box!
Here are some CAD designs we made ourselves. This is what our finished product would look like.
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