“A greenhouse that is connected, scalable and allows to grow vegetables without fertilizers, all year round”.
15% of the area dedicated to vegetable production YooMeYoo Factory, it is not less than 800m2 dedicated for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits in quantity, we retained the concept of “connected greenhouse” where the aquapony is associated with permaculture. The integration of fish ponds allows the greenhouse to evolve in a closed system without adding chemical fertilizers and minimizing water consumption (90% water saved compared to a conventional crop). It is indeed the droppings of fish which serve as fertilizers for the soil, which itself filters the water to bring it back to the basins. Add to this the above-ground vertical production systems and the use of permaculture methods (a technique that helps maintain a productive soil) and you have an environmentally friendly production that can significantly increase your food self-sufficiency!
Having a vegetable garden in town is good. But this implies hollow seasons and difficulties in collecting food for the whole year.
Connected greenhouses help to remedy this problem and to have a regular fruit and vegetable production by lengthening the seasons. By equipping the greenhouses with dormers with automatic opening which allow to regulate both the temperature and the humidity. The return on investment is estimated at 4 or 5 years, according to the pilot projects of reference, our greenhouse of 800m2 will produce 18 tons of plants and 1800 kg of fish per year.
A connected system for reduced maintenance
The idea was also to facilitate the management and production of their greenhouses. By connecting them, all MyFood greenhouses can exchange their data and offer their owners continuous improvements.
Applied to an app, these new generation greenhouses provide remote control of crop health and are alerted when intervention is required. In addition, less than 20 minutes per day of maintenance are enough to operate the model of 22m². The company is also committed to working collaboratively and evolving in open source to rely on community exchange and improvement.
To date, about 30 connected greenhouses have been deployed in Europe and North Africa. The next step ? Propose the greenhouse connected to local producers to create networks of local and urban agriculture.
Do not have room to install a greenhouse connected to your home? Fold yourself on the vegetable garden of connected interiors