We set up a small booth selling our hydroponics products this morning at the Yishun Pond Rejevenated Fair located at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
This is a new fair to me. So I took a walk around the fair and the pond. There was one stall caught my attention: Vertical Farming from Skygreen Pte Ltd. They used rotating vertical gardening machine to produce Kai Lan, Xiao Bai Cai, Lettuce and Chinese Cabbage. The device is 6m tall with tiers of planting troughs which rotate around an aluminium frame to provide the plants with uniform sunlight. The vegetables were healthy and lush. So I bought 200g for Chinese Cabbage.
I googled a bit on Skygreens. I found out that the vertical farming device was he brainchild of local inventor Jack Ng, 48, of privately owned DJ Engineering. With the help of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), Mr Ng has come up with a solution to make vegetable farming yield five times more produce than it normally can with the same amount of land. He then started a company called Sky Greens. The $1 million project aims to produce vegetables on a commercial scale by year-end and to market vertical farming.
I also found a video on Sky Greens.