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Mad scientist's revolutionary, off-grid gardening, power generation system

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Published on 03 Jul 2021 / In Science & Technology

Former Army tech Larry Johnson has spent his career improving computer and telephone systems so when he saw inefficiencies in how we grow our food, he decided to create a new system for farming your yard. His EZGro garden uses aquaponics, stacked towers, and custom pots to create a high-density vertical garden (HDVG) on as little land as a deck, rooftop, or parking space.

Johnson says the system will grow 700 plants, using 15 towers, in a space of just 2 by 18 feet. Today, he sells kits ranging from single tower patio gardens to 10-tower deck gardens to commercial-sized set-ups like those being used by a Miami football stadium for concession meals, by a Whole Foods Market in New Jersey, and by rooftop farmers in Lagos, Nigeria.

It all began in 1995 when Johnson began tinkering with his quad pot design, crafting a custom container strong enough to hold tomato plants with over 100 pounds of fruit. He then developed an irrigation system that feeds nutrient-rich water from the top of the towers, drips through the pots, and filters out through tubing below to be reused. This closed-loop system uses less than 10% of the water of a traditional garden.

To create a system robust enough for even off-grid farmers, Johnson has spent the last 2 decades developing his trihelix solar windmill. Solar panels are mounted on top of three turbines, known as the "Tri-Helix", which are twisted like DNA strands to catch even inconsistent wind (turbines start turning in winds of just 2mph).

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SQUEAK077
SQUEAK077 2 months ago

If the man had a woman she would be in the video looks like he is single see when men get married or have a gf all their intuition and drive/inventive spirit goes down the crapper look at tesla

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KEEPER
KEEPER 2 months ago

lol probably. the funny thing in this video the guy says he's been a millionaire and that he just wants to save ppl which is why he's willing to sell his inventions at such a low price, but if you go to his website and try and find his stuff to see how much it's selling for, he's asking far to much for the average house hold to spend on his inventions. like i was interested in his tri wind spinner catcher thing and he didn't have the option in purchasing his stuff separate. so you have to pay for the full package of his solar panel and his tri wind catcher things in one which came to a total of $4 grand. like fuck that price, that's meant for the really rich ppl.

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SQUEAK077
SQUEAK077 2 months ago

@KEEPER: reminds me of a very wealthy single climber who is long dead now he got into grapes anyways his quote is famous. I should have become a millionaire instead I became a tramp.

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SQUEAK077
SQUEAK077 2 months ago

@KEEPER: he does have a nice idea reminds me of michael reynolds

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SQUEAK077
SQUEAK077 2 months ago

@SQUEAK077: I really like the flat disc idea for an alternator

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KEEPER
KEEPER 3 months ago

i think this thing he sells is cool, but it's just way too expensive for the common folk like me.

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KEEPER 3 months ago

i especailly like the try windmill things, because they waste no time finding the wind and are super quick and efficent in their design which means if you live somewhere windy as hell and the wind changes constantly, it will always be collecting power day or night. the solar panels only work when the sun is out and that can suck with the weather if it's shit outside or if it's night time or it's that shitty time of the year, these are only shit when there is no wind, but if your propped in an windy spot, you will have no problem.

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