The Aponix Vertical Barrel by Aponix won the design award with its vertical farming system incorporating barrels. It generates an aerosol or drip irrigation inside each barrel and has two nutrient options: hydroponics or aquaponics. It fits into the current trend of a new type of urban microfarm for herbs and lettuce and is designed for better water distribution. A hanging version is also available. Read the Q&A with Marco Tidona, inventor of the Aponix Vertical Barrel on Indiegogo.
Interested in the topic of hydroponics? Check out Dry Hydroponics, a tech i-NOVO award nominee. For more information about i-NOVO award winners for agriculture click here.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.