According to the article, would it be OK to put one Green Farm module on top of another one?
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What is NOT a feature of a Green Farm module?
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Would ￥9,000 be enough to start using a Green Farm?
Are you interested in gardening but you just don’t have the time or space? Then a new product from the Japanese company, U-ing, may be the perfect solution for you. They call it the ‘green farm’ and it is flying off the shelves in Japan now.
The smallest green farm module, the ‘Green Farm Cube,’ measures only 23 x 23 x 26 centimeters; that’s even smaller than a toaster. Essentially, it is a tiny automated green house. The larger module, the ‘green farm’ has the following dimensions: 54 x 26 x 30 centimeters. The modules can be put almost anywhere in the home where there is a power supply. They can even be stacked on top of each other to save more space.
The modules provide everything a plant needs to grow. LEDs provide light and imitate the cycle of the sun. Users don’t have to trouble with watering either, as the units automatically control water levels. In fact, you can fill up the tank and the unit will take care of the watering for up to one month. The modules also include an air pump to aerate the units to maintain the moisture balance and temperature. Perhaps one of the best points is you don’t have to use pesticides. The units are well sealed, so they are protected from insects or dust getting in. That is a real bonus for those of us who prefer organically grown vegetables. If you have ever done any gardening you know how troublesome battling insects can be.
According to the company’s website, the units are energy efficient. It will cost you about ￥6 a day to run a Green Farm Cube, the smallest model, and ￥10 a day for the larger Green Farm module.
You can order directly through the company’s site or they are available through other online retailers like Amazon. The Green Farm Cube costs a little over ￥9,000. Bear in mind that you will have to buy additional supplies such as seeds, nutrients, etc.
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NASA to Plant a Garden on the Moon
has plans to plant a garden on the moon
made of aluminum
so researchers on earth can monitor the plants as they grow
regulate their own temperature and water
harsh lunar environment
companies that will be participating in the Google Lunar X Prize contest
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asking schools to help out
around the country
As the plants in these kits grow
will be compared to the ones on the moon
If things go well
in a couple of years
NASA has plans to plant a garden on the moon.
The lunar garden will have basil, sunflowers and turnips. The plants will grow in coffee-can-sized habitats made of aluminum. These habitats will have many sensors and cameras, so researchers on earth can monitor the plants as they grow.
It will be a real technological challenge. The habitats will have to be self-powered and regulate their own temperature and water in the harsh lunar environment.
NASA does not plan to use their own rockets to put the plants on the moon. Instead, they will use private companies–specifically companies that will be participating in the Google Lunar X Prize contest.
NASA will also be asking schools to help out. They will send growing kits to select schools around the country. There, students will take care of the plants. As the plants in these kits grow, they will be compared to the ones on the moon.
If things go well, we could be seeing gardens on the moon in a couple of years.