control systems

control systems

lifePOD: Montréal

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This is the video for the lifePOD: Montreal fundafeast crowdfunding campaign. They are looking for financial support to help build the first lifePOD system in Montréal, Canada. The lifePOD will help feed the community of Notre-Dame-de-L'Île-Perrot, 20 minutes west of Downtown Montréal. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to document the project for others to follow in their own communities. The lifePOD is an answer to food deserts. It is the greenhouse reimagined. It is a self-contained, year-round, all-natural grocery store in your backyard that provides fresh, local, organic food to families and communities alike. This includes strawberries, lettuce, squash, carrots, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, and even fish. The lifePOD is built on a moveable structure, and uses both vertical and horizontal space to maximize food production. It features insulated walls, floor, and overhangs, as well as tanks with plumbing, electrical, and control systems. The lifePOD has a hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic growing systems, and an anaerobic digester component. The lifePOD can house organically-raised fish (aquaculture), provide roots and tubers (aeroponics), leafy greens and fruit-bearing plants (organic farming), and even edible mushrooms (mycology), all under one roof. In addition, the aquaponics tanks can also be emptied, allowing the structure to be transportable.