Thursday, January 12, 2017

Aqua-plantpod Hab wall- in supermarkets

2011 Vegilogi - Aqua-plantpod Hab Walls; aquaculture garden pod wall for grocery stores

Goal: Eliminate mass Shipping of conventionally grown leafy green produce.
Health goals;- provide non-irradiated food, limit range of travelling contaminants

Investigated Aqua-(pod) culture technology currently;-  For grocery stores/ Vegilogi Lifestyle Hab.

One thing that I have never liked, the amount of nutrition vs. amount of chemicals in transported with produce. The most pronounced thing in my mind as a vegan for the past 20 years is that the quality of more selective organic and chemical free meal replacement powder that need water or other liquid hydrator were nutritionally effective. The luxury of consuming plump lettuce leafs, and conventionally grown produce to constitute a salad with high water content & pesticide exposure has diminished in significance. This is aside from the need to adjust for a macro/micro-biotic lifestyle that is more congruent with one's environment by keeping plant species within their climate range and naturally occurring habitat. All to deter the need to ship such vegetables, and or fruits and their contaminants such as molds and small pests.

So, Vegilogi Aqua-plantpod Hab. does not seem that it would not work in several instances due to higher maintenance of cleaning what I see as a wall display. The perfect wall display would have  live, edible, hydroponic/aqua culture plants without soil contaminants being present and clean hoses and in event where mold occurs. At first seemed the aqua-pod wall seemed feasible due to sprayers over already picked produce. To be contaminant free from human touches it seems that the system would really need to be more contained with a pod vending conveyor belt. 

Ideally, if this weren't such a Dept. of Health issue;- the Aqua-plantpod walls could exist as a complete yet enclosed community garden or community agriculture projects supported from Solar energy to maintain pumps and temperatures. Existing community agriculture communities are generally privileged with acreage. However, part of the idea behind in store installation is to encourage Aqua-culture pods being used in elementary schools & communities across the globe as a way to take social responsibility in lower-income communities where children can learn how to eat healthy.

Another big part of the motivator is to bring fresh, clean, non-irradiated food back to the plate as a biological reset. Most all food shipments today are irradiated at some point in the process, or at least through the East Coast & Pennsylvania from my private sources. That may however, be negligible in comparison to current produce pile shopping style displays that can smell like mold from uncleaned quantity driven displays (ones noted at Langley, VA to Kailua, HI). The smaller Aquaculture plant pod wall designs should fit within refrigerated shipping container as a small display for vending POP.
  1.  The POP (point of purchase) should enable the consumer to take the plant home intact to plant in a soil based medium or to continue to live for consumption within a week of purchase. Print out basic instructions, receipt, app development for instruction, etc.
  2. Benefits to the store are a live, beautiful display of fresh edible greens. 

2011 Vegilogi Product Needs:
General Specs:
  • Aquaculture-pod wall fixture 6'-10' or 16'-20'- 2 options: 1. entire wall enclosed  or 2. not enclosed. 
    • conveyor system to work unenclosed wall to rotate for maintenance
    • enclosed system to have a dispenser & POP outlet for the pod(s)
    • easy access to remove flush/clean hoses running through aqua pods. 
    • employees or IC's who can maintain & restock Aqua-plantpod Hab wall(s) and have background. All vegetables/plants grown on site. - will require a time commitment for new growth. 
    • ie,. Butterhead lettuce, Oak leaf lettuce, Arugula, Herbs, possible sprouts,  Aqua-plantpods to contain plants that can be taken home as is and plugged into a compatible home system for growth, or removed from the pods for current consumption.