Month: February 2019


‘Technology has hit all the doors’. Well, this stands true even for gardening. I am not kidding guys. We all know gardening as one of the least-tech supported works out there. Things have changed, and now you can introduce technology and make gardening more convenient and fun.

Herbot is an indoor plant robot by the Kickstarter that takes care of the home gardening. This way, urban farmers could maintain affordable and sustainable agriculture in the future.

Technology and Innovation in the Next Generation of Gardening

If you want to know the future of the gardens, then you need to take a look at methods being adopted by the tech-savvy farmers and the many agricultural experts.

History has witnessed many revolutions in gardening even a simple watering wand was one of them. Isn’t it? However, not many people are aware of it.

We shall learn a brief about each of the methods:

 

  

1. Vertical Farming

Traditional farming requires a fair amount of space especially when growing tomatoes, lettuce, etc. This is where the idea of vertical farming came into the picture. Using this technique, you can yield the same output for 1-acre land as that of 2-4 acres of traditional farming.

2. Tech Tools

You may come across different tech gadgets like garden sensors that keep a check on the moisture and the water level. Also, there are apps like the Gardening Companion, Leafsnap, GardenTags, and many others can help you in getting to know your plant more closely. Using such apps, you can also get tips and suggestions from other fellow gardeners on how to make the best out of the resources.

3. Robo-Agriculture

Farming will be done by the robots, yes it has been tested and proved. In the month of September 2017 – a robot planted a field of barley without any human intervention. Industrial agriculture is now automated and faster with robotic technology.

Hydroponic Farming

 4. Hydroponic Farming

This farming has been in the limelight for many reasons. Hydroponic farming means less water, a no-soil farming solution that consumes less space too. I don’t know if there’s any reason to dislike this method!

Hydroponic technique combined with vertical farming is a sorted-after solution for our growing population.


When was the last time you actually cared about the water coming out from your tap? People, like most of us take things for granted. However, it is not much advisable to do so while dealing with WATER!

Best TED Talk Videos – Must Watch on This World Water Day

I came across many water TED talk videos, and the following ones stand the best of them.

Lana Mazahreh – 3 Thoughtful Ways to Conserve Water

Lana Mazahreh

Lana is a water conservation activist and wants more individuals, companies, and volunteers to take fast action against the growing water crisis in the world. As per the UN statistics, one in 3 persons is facing a water crisis in their country. Lana grew up in Jordan, that already has a long history of the water crisis. This is how she realized the problem and learned different water conservation tips right from her childhood days itself.

Michael Pritchard – How to Make Filthy Water Drinkable

Michael Pritchard

Having access to clean drinking water is not that easy, yeah I meant if you have run out of cash or your city is going through a water crisis or any other natural calamity. Now, users of some of the good inline water filter must be knowing the importance of clean water. It’s very important, Period.

Michael Pritchard is an engineer who invented the Lifesaver Bottle which is capable of filtering out even 25nm sized water particles. He showed how the bottle can remove any amount of water contaminates in just seconds!

Rose George – Let’s Talk Crap. Seriously.

Rose George

She is a curious journalist and loves to talk about things which are not normally discussed around. You may find her talking about sewage, latrines, poop, pirate hostages, menstrual hygiene, etc!

In this TED talk video posted in 2013, she shares about the not-so-heard problems relating to improper sanitation. Rose puts a light on the stories where people have suffered and fought against the loo-troubles bravely.

Do you have any TED recommendations for the World Water Day special? Comment the title or share us the link in the comments below.