The hydroponics team is working in collaboration with Pitt’s Hydroponics Club. They are working on improving an existing hydroponics system set up by the Pitt Hydroponics Club located in Homewood, focusing primarily on eliminating leaking that is happening in the system and decreasing the required maintenance. This system will be used as a working model for a new hydroponics system that we plan to design and install at CHS in South Oakland.
In the future, our long-term goal is to work on designing a hydroponics system that could be implemented at various food banks and community centers throughout the city of Pittsburgh. The work we do with the Homewood system and CHS will serve as a starting point toward achieving this, and help us to identify and solve potential problems we may encounter throughout this process.