Learn by Doing: How to Use a Pilot System to Learn Vertical Farming

Posted by Amy Storey on February 21, 2017

Do you need a pilot system for your vertical farming biz?

If you're starting an urban farm, chances are you're currently totally immersed in blog posts, YouTube videos and online courses, trying to learn as much as you can. 

And rightly so!

Starting a vertical farm takes a lot of time and financial investment, and you need to know what you're getting yourself into. 

But learning through listening or reading only gets you so far! To fully understand the details of running an urban farm, you must have real, hands-on experience.

After all, “knowledge without application is like a book that is never read." - Christopher Crawford

That's why it's critical you create a pilot (or test) system as soon as you can. 

What's a pilot farm?

A pilot vertical farm is a small scale version of your future farm that enables you to apply your research, make small mistakes, and demonstrate the quality of your produce to any future customers during your market research phase.

In this post, we'll talk about why you should start a test system, what you'll learn in the process, and the best way to get started today. 

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Topics: How to's, ZipGrow

How To Make Compost Tea

Posted by Amy Storey on November 15, 2016

Tim Minor runs the Edible Learning Lab in Buffalo, Wyoming. Today he’s going to show us how to use vermicast to make a compost tea for soil beds or planters.

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Topics: How to's

2 Ways to Build a DIY Hydroponics System

Posted by Amy Storey on October 19, 2015

A couple years ago we made a DIY Home Aquaponics Build Tutorial, and aquaponics home-growers loved it. But what about all you hydroponicists and low-key urban farmers out there?

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Topics: How to's

DIY Seedling Cart with Flood Trays [Tutorial]

Posted by Amy Storey on October 12, 2015

A few weeks ago we put out a video on our seedling cart. You guys were excited about it, so we figured, “Hey, we’ll show them how to make one!”

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Topics: How to's, Indoor Growing

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