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  • a flat ground is essential for water tanks to be operationals
  • The greenhouse must also benefit from a nearby water point in order to fill the tanks and make the refill from time to time.
  • An electrical connection can be also essential to activate the pump of ponds. However, this can be avoided if you choose to install our solar panels:; your greenhouse will then be totally autonomous in energy

A building permit is not required for the installation of one our greenhouses.   However, a declaration of work must be made. Some situations require special attention (Local Urban Plan, agricultural zone, preserved natural area), In case of doubt, inquiries can be made at your town hall.

This will depend on your location. The greenhouse needs to be exposed at least 12 hours each day. Give priority to a south or west exposure. However, if you are afraid of too much heat, do not hesitate to take a shade cloth and a double front and rear door for ventilation.

It’s possible if the roof is flat and accessible ! However, the capacity of the roof must be checked. The greenhouse weighs about 1900 pounds, to which must be added 1,200 liters of water, so a total weight of about 4300 pounds on 22m²

We recommend installing carp in the basin because it is a very robust fish. Particularly in regards to pH variations and water temperature.

Yes, of course ! This process is called “bioponie” and does not require any modification of our system. We will simply put natural fertilizers in the water (purines of nettles, vinasses of beetroots…) which will replace the nutrients produced by the fish. We can even supply you with these natural fertilizers directly if you wish.

No watering, no weeding, no slugs or snails in your salads… Aquapony takes much less time than a traditional vegetables garden! Maintenance of the greenhouse is limited to feeding the fish, preparing the seeds, planting and harvesting. Our pioneers report that one hour per week is required in winter and two hours a week in the summer.

Once the estimate has been signed and the deposit of 30% has been paid, it takes about a month before having your greenhouse installed at home. The greenhouse is installed in one day, you can start cultivating the next day.

Currently, our contributors and Citizen-Pioneers are helping by financing their own installations. In order to advance product development, make our solution more accessible and mature, we are corresponding with and accepting inquiries from interested investors.

Around 50 contributors currently share their knowledge, help with content publication (articles, videos, proofreading, etc.), and test the solution. We have completed two deployment campaigns in Europe by installing nearly 50 smart greenhouses in recent months.

We are tackling a core social and environmental problem. It is crucial to maintain a commitment from the highest number of people possible and to have the biggest leverage in order to produce compelling results. Therefore, through the commitment of the community, the Open-Source initiatives have already shown their relevancy.  That is why we insist on maintaining transparency in this fashion.

You can find a map listing of our pioneers on our website, most of whom will gladly take you on a tour of their greenhouse.

Sigfox is a French telecom operator specializing in the internet of objects. We install Sigfox connectivity on each of our greenhouses. Indeed, this technology will connect the greenhouse to our server via a low-flow cellular and energy-efficient network.

We have several greenhouse sizes:

  • Model city: 3,5m2 (only for bioponic cultivation)
  • Model family14: 14m2 (aquaponic or bioponic culture without culture tanks)
  • Model family22: 22m2 (aquaponic or bioponic culture with culture tanks)
  • Aerospring towers can be installed on a balcony, roof, terrace

For the moment, we are only shipping  to Europe, but we hope to be able to ship anywhere in the world.

Tomatoes, blette, salads, cheese, rocket, strawberries, cabbage raw, fennel, mint, oregano, rosemary, chervil, coriander, flowers etc. Be sure to vary your crops and use seasonal plants to favor permaculture. Short roots must be planted in towers; carrots, potatoes, turnips will be more at ease in the culture tanks!

You can also benefit from the advice of our agronomist season after season on our community.

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