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Welcome and thanks for checking out our project!
We have spent the last year researching and developing our Deployable Aquaponic Planter Systems, or DAP Systems, in order to create a compact and efficient way of providing fresh food for anyone, anywhere, in the world. Now we need your help so that we can finish our development on the retail model and be able to bring these systems to everyone!
We specialize in developing real solutions to real problems. One of the real problems our world is facing is in regards to the quality of our food and our food production systems. Over the years the cost of food has gone up and the quality has gone down. Our population has grown exponentially which has led to more strain on all of our natural resources. It's taking more land, more water, and more energy to provide food for the world's population.
This is where Lettuce Evolve comes into action. We have been hard at work designing and developing simple, logical, yet effective solutions to these problems. We have focused our development on maximizing the potential of the land, water, and energy. All of our systems revolve around utilizing cubic space instead of linear space. By growing food vertically we can maximize yield outputs and effectively cut down on our overall ecological foot print. Focusing all of our energy on these principles has allowed us to develop our DAP Systems.
Initially, we are offering four convenient sizes of our DAP Systems. These can be used either Aquaponically, Hydroponically, or Soil based. These systems incorporate a planter and reservoir/fish tank, all in one unit. There is no longer a need to have a separate growing bed with a separate reservoir/fish tank that takes up even more potential growing space. These systems allow you to be more efficient with the space that you have so that you can actually grow fresh food in all of your available areas.
All of our systems will be made out of Food Grade plastics that are BPA Free, this is the same material that is used to make cutting boards. As we develop our systems further, we will research and deploy other methods and resources to build them more sustainably. We will also offer a wider range of units, kits, and accessories to adapt to any region or environment.
Approximate Planter Dimensions: 5
Plant, 5 Gallons, 12 inches wide x 15 inches tall
Approximate Planter Dimensions: 10
Plants, 15 Gallons, 16 inches wide x 24 inches tall
Approximate Planter Dimensions: 20
Plant, 55 Gallons, 24 inches wide x 36 inches tall
Extra Large Planter:
Approximate Planter Dimensions: 60
Plant, 400 Gallons, 48 inches wide x 48 inches tall
The highest concentration of the world's population lives in the most crowded areas like apartments, condos, lofts, etc. In these areas, they are basically surrounded by concrete on all sides and virtually have no access to soil. Because of this, many people find themselves relying on tainted food sources to ensure their survival. We can dramatically transform this with our DAP Systems and give people the power to take control of their own food again.
Imagine this... Turning the city into farm land
Aquaponics is the combined use of hydroponics and aquaculture. Hydroponics focuses on growing plants in a soil-less medium, and aquaculture is a contained method for cultivating fish. When left alone the two systems pose some fundamental flaws, but when combined they form a perfect marriage and are able to mutually coincide with each other.
The use of Aquaponics as a growing method creates a closed loop, self fertilizing, system that utilizes the fish waste to fertilize the plants that are in the system. In return, the plants filter the water, by removing the waste, providing clean water back to the fish. Because of this harmonious cycle, these systems naturally operate free from any harmful pesticides or chemicals.
All of the necessary elements for plant growth are provided within the system from natural and untainted sources. Because of this, we actually end up with better quality produce and higher yields by allowing nature to naturally regulate itself. In turn, the plants expend less energy on seeking vital nutrients which enables them to focus more on vegetative and fruiting growth.
Another beneficial factor of the Aquaponic system is the fish can be used as a source of protein. When it comes to meal time, you can harvest your source of protein and pick all of your fresh veggies all out of one system! It's like having the whole grocery store right in your own backyard.
Almost 70% of the world's fresh water is used for agriculture. The numbers go even higher in certain regions of the world. Take Africa for an example where they use on average 88% of their fresh water supply for agriculture. This is a major concern considering that in these places it's hard enough to find a source of clean drinking water.
With our global population continuing to rise the demand for clean water forces us to monitor and be more efficient with our water use. Aquaponic systems use between 80-90% less water than traditional soil farming. By employing these growing methods globally we can drastically cut down on the world's water usage.
When Will I Get My Reward
We have made strides with our development progress on all of our designs and prototypes. We have the retail model ready to go on paper and we have tested many elements within it, we just need to do a few tweaks on it once we get the funding to purchase the equipment to start manufacturing them ourselves.
We are shooting to have the retail model ready to ship within 3 to 6 months after the end of our funding campaign. We will keep everyone up to date on our progress as to the exact time they will be ready to go.
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are very passionate about giving everyone the ability to provide clean, fresh
food for themselves. If you, or anyone you know, can benefit from these
systems, please back our project! If you can't back us financially, then please
help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail! There are some great
tools for sharing our project underneath our video on this page!
-The Lettuce Evolve Team