Hydroponic is a method of growing plants without soil, using nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Vermicompost is the product of the composting process using various species of worms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing food waste, one of the best natural fertilizers. We are aiming to create a hyper efficient plant growing and waste reducing system.
We managed to successfully combine these two systems into a cycle. The vermicompost is decomposing kitchen scraps, paper etc. into fertilizer, which drips into a water stream. The water stream brings the nutrient-, and oxygen-rich water to the plants. In order to keep the compost wet and to get the extra nutrition, the system is able to “shower” the enriched water once in a while over the compost.