Take an inside look into the world of Biopod Terra and other micro-habitats
Humans have always attempted to overcome natural and geographical limitations to set up farmlands and grow crops. Terrace farming on hills and greenhouses are just a couple of examples of our indefatigable nature.
The concept of indoor farming is not a new one but it is undeniable that interest in the concept has grown exponentially over the last few years. In fact, nowadays there are a large number of businesses and firms that cater specifically to the demands of indoor farmers and have taken gardening to a whole new level.
This next-gen farming concept is supported by new-age tools and technology that help maximize the use of space, improve productivity and tackle growth issues with newfound information and technical competence.
What is indoor farming?
Indoor farming is often called the future of urban farming. In simple words, it deals with using technology to replicate the factors of nature to grow exotic plants. While indoor farming is often done on a large scale, there are several small indoor farms that exist on a micro-level usually owned by nature lovers!
Indoor farming in mostly practiced in large cities where there is almost no open land left and families often live in houses which do not have a yard. In places like these, the lack of space outside can be compensated by setting up an indoor farm or garden. Tools of indoor farming like micro-habitats can be set up vertically and thus minimise the space used inside the house. One of the best features of micro-habitats is that they encourage organic farming without the use of harmful pesticides.
Besides personal spaces, micro-habitats can also be seen in offices and the lobbies of luxurious hotels. Not only are these micro-habitats great for those interested in gardening, they have high aesthetic appeal and lend a beautiful, earthy look to any space.
What does indoor farming have to offer?
The biggest advantage of indoor farming is that it offers more control to the farmer than traditional farming methods. With better control of the environment, farmers can choose from an enormous pool of exotic plants and animals to sustain in a temperature-controlled micro-habitat.
Farmers are no longer limited by natural factor like temperature, rainfall, sunlight etc. In a micro-habitat, all these factors can be controlled manually or automated ecosystems can be set up just at the press of a button. Do you want to grow tropical rain forest species in a cold place with low temperatures? You can do it in micro-habitats like Biopod!
Micro-habitats also play a significant role in developing the concept of environment conservation at a micro-level. With climate change and the subsequent destruction of natural ecosystems, imagine how far we can go if we can set up conservation units in every home!