Growing Food in Dry Environment

June 4, 2011

Here’s an illustration of how D.R.I.P.S. would be used to farm potatoes, using evapotranspiration—by collecting dew and delivering it to the plants’ root system. This is our low energy passive irrigation system in scarce water environment.

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One Response to Growing Food in Dry Environment

  1. Paul G on September 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Would love to see your idea demonstrated in practice. It’s an attractive design too, aesthetically speaking.

    One thought to augment…

    Increase the collection surface area dramatically by cupping the collector more and filling it with a mound of stainless steel or stone spheres or marbles. That will have the added benefits of catching the early sun angle better, as well as keeping materials from gradually blocking the feeder tube, and reducing evaporation back out from the tube.

    thanks for your work guys!


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