Damian Oriak & Ana Lawrence
See it On Campus: Level 2Visitor Info
2nd floor near the stairwell next to carolina st exit.
Siembra is a project that responds to industrial agriculture by designing a system purposefully promoting seed diversity. It is a community urban agriculture proposal that uses aquaponics to promote food resiliency
Understanding our system
Our aquaponic system aims to reflect and promote genetic plant diversity. Through designing with bean varieties in mind, Siembra begins to tell a story around creating spaces for plant varieties. We built this system with the focus on beans but it can also act as a vessel to grow many other types of food as well. Siembra is a proposal for an alternative model of community urban agriculture, what happens when we choose to value alternative values of food production within the city?
Every Seed Has a Story
Aquaponics at its simplest form, is the cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment, in other words aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrition.
Deep Water Culture
we chose to use a deep water Aquaponics system for this model, as it limited the amount of points of failure, if there were any issues in the pump water flows, the fish would always retain water, so it had the ability to fail without having a leakage or killing the fish.