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In the dynamic world of vertical farming, where precision and control are paramount, growers often encounter unique challenges. One challenge that deserves attention is tipburn in vegetables....
We were fortunate enough to find a test location provided by Manege Zonder Drempels, a social centre focusing on mentally and physically disabled people as their target audience. They provide rides with horses as a form of physical therapy, and have a day-care area. Moreover, multiple apartments, completely adapted to fit the needs of disable clients, are available for short term rent. The container will be built and tested on the property during a period of 5 months.
Building the prototype
In the first week of December, the construction of the first prototype was started. Throughout December and January components and materials were delivered to the location and the Hippotainer slowly started to take shape. Despite the set-backs, steady progress was made. The goal is to finish the first prototype by the last week of January. After which the testing phase can begin. We will e testing the complete system on efficiency of crop cultivation.