Campo Adentro brings the farm into your home by developing a trendy automated indoor hydroponic system.
The modern standards for industrial agriculture remain environmentally insensitive by letting producers pollute the surrounding waters and soil with agrochemicals. For those, who are conscious of this issue but live in urban areas, it can present a problem because they lack the means to cultivate their own food. This issue is what incentivized Campo Adentro to design a small indoor module suitable for the indoor cultivation of food that could fit in any apartment.
Their idea revolves around hydroponics technology. It maintains the optimal conditions for the growing of plants, using a microcontroller, conductivity and pH sensors to control these conditions. This technology reduces the use of resources, such as water and nutrients. It is also less demanding of growing time and space in comparison with traditional agriculture.
But the project goes beyond its agricultural purposes. Being closer to the cultivation of plants helps people gain awareness about the need for care, attention, and time that some natural processes require. As a result, this innovation can generate a bigger environmental consciousness.