Portable Farms Claims It Can Solve Problems
Portable Farms, Inc. is in discussions with officials within the U.S. government, and with the government of Denmark to provide food security through the use of their newly patented product, Portable Farms™ Aquaponics Systems (PFAS).
The company also is speaking with state and federal prisons, schools, companies and non-profit organizations interested in feeding people using this onsite food production facility.
The PFAS is specifically designed to use currently unused urban or near-urban space to grow food as close to the consumer as possible. It is not designed to replace regular land-based agriculture. The main function of the PFAS is to produce nutritious food, on site, using a minimum of space, electricity, water and labor. Yearly production from a 10,000 square foot PFAS unit: 60,000 vegetables and 20,000 pounds of fish and only requires one person to operate.
In a PFAS, there's no need to water the plants, because a timed cycle is used to circulate the water throughout the system so the plants regularly receive a fresh supply of warm, nutrient-laden water. No soil is necessary. The plants grow in gravel or river rock. No weeding is necessary, just regular harvesting and replanting. No pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers are necessary. No antibiotics or hormones are necessary. The PFAS can be solar or wind powered.
A number of PFAS installations have already been built and are operational.
Six-minutes with the inventor of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems.