The Smart Mini Greenhouse Units are an Urban Farming Solution

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 19, 2015
References: solargreens.net & springwise
This innovation in urban farming exists in the form of a smart mini greenhouse designed to fit on a city dweller's balcony. Based in Colorado, the Solar Greens Company created My Terrace Farmer -- a solar powered portable greenhouse you can control remotely with your smartphone.

Consisting of compact, modular units that easily accommodate city life, My Terrace Farmer is made out of air craft-grade aluminum and is insulated with SolaWrap. The system can be put together in a few hours by a couple of people. The portable nature of the mini greenhouse also makes it perfect for short-term renters who can take the unit with them when they move apartments. The hydroponic unit waters and fertilizes itself in addition to collecting rainwater and creating compost, It also has an emergency back-up battery that can power the LED grow lights.