Television presenter John Craven, of BBC Countryfile, is to open an innovative new plant growing system at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, on Wednesday, September 30. (From a press release)
The VertiCrop sustainable hydroponics installation is the first of its kind in Europe and the first in a zoo or botanic garden anywhere in the world.
The zoo has teamed up with the developers of VertiCrop, Valcent Products (eu) ltd., based in Launceston, a company at the forefront of global efforts to find new ways of growing plants in a world of rapidly-diminishing resources.
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