PodPonics is growing hydroponic produce in recycled shipping containers.
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Hydroponic farming is a quickly growing trend in urban agriculture. From rooftop greenhouses to DIY kits, hydroponics has proven to be an environmentally efficient method for growing food in small urban spaces.
An Atlanta-based company, PodPonics is transforming shipping containers into “modular controlled-environment growth pods”. Minimizing the need for new construction and capitalizing on the modularity of shipping containers, the company is able to move and grow efficiently.
From an urban agriculture perspective, PodPonics provides local food to urban centers without the requirement of outdoor green space. PodPonics can also provide fresh produce to urbanites year-round and within miles (or less) of the point of consumption.
PodPonics business approach is grounded in the triple bottom line philosophy that considers people, the planet and profits as equal stakeholders. True to their word, they are currently providing healthy food and economic opportunity to the Atlanta Metro area, while maintaining an environmentally sustainable and profitable business.
The main advantages of using hydroponic systems for urban farming are the efficient use of water and space, and the elimination of pesticides and chemical runoff from the food production process. PodPonics currently offers a variety of lettuces and micro-greens to their Atlanta consumers.