UC Merced has a greenhouse hydroponic farm on campus. The project goal is to provide produce for on campus food distribution services. Hydroponics is essentially soilless farming. This agricultural technique reports to have 90% water retention. In comparison, conventional agriculture (soil-based farming) has 10% water retention. The chapter is attempting to grow leafy greens and herbs. The dimensions of the hydroponic farm is 20 ft by 4ft.
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