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Ayers, Mayla [1], Bashir, Anbreen [2].

Hydroponic Urban Gardening.

Urbanization has for long posed a continuous challenge and a threat not only to the biodiversity of urban ecosystems but also the urban environment in general. The scarcity of land available for growth of flora has led the urban ecologists and scientists to engage in endeavors leading to the enhancement of green design both in terms of sustainability and urban gardening. We tried to compare the yield of plants grown in vertical planter arrangements to the plants grown in plots of land. We also tried to compare the growth of plants in hydroponic units with the plants grown in different types of soil. Greenhouse studies indicated that plants can be successfully grown in vertical arrangements and the yield is comparable to the traditionally cultivated designs. Also, the plants grown in hydroponic units were more robust as compared to the soil plants. With the increase in global population and the scarcity of available land for cultivation, innovative urban agricultural designs can provide food and environmental security for future generations.

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1 - Harris-Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63103, USA
2 - Harris-Stowe University, Math And Sciences, 3026 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63103, USA


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Ecology
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PEC015
Abstract ID:315
Candidate for Awards:Ecological Section Best Undergraduate Presentation Award

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