Team Nowhere but up...

Pullman, WA, United States

  • Science / Engineering
  • Agricultural Production / Productivity
  • North America

Our Team

Our Mission

We are a group of individuals who have our hearts set on removing hunger from our world. Instead of looking to other nations and countries we look inward to our own homes and assess the need there. In North America there are far to many urban families going hungry due to lack of money or for residing in a food desert. We are dedicated to stop this hunger and malnutrition that has gotten a foothold in our backyards.

Our Background

We are a team from Washington State University and have always had the heart to help others and change the world to be better suited to harbor all of the human race while improving the environmental condition. We believe our idea will be the answer to the question "how will we feed all the world in 2050"? To answer this question we have designed an at-home hydroponics system that is cheap, quick, and easy to maintain so urban dwellers can grow fresh veggies such as: lettuce, peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and more right in their own homes. This not only provides inexpensive produce for improvised families but food with nutritional value that is hard to come by. We believe that this system is not only going to feed hungry and malnutritioned families now, but in 2050 this population is foreseen to have the highest growth rate of any demographic in america. So not only will this plan be feeding people now, but also relieving the pressure the increase in people will have on the agricultural produce market and storage in the future. We hope that this project will just be the starting point for a much larger vertical farming push that will eliminate any need for produce importation into cities and that will remove any food deserts. We hope that from the familiarity and education this project will breed will push families and companies alike to see the impact and then fund the next generation of farming: Vertical farming. We see these systems taking hold in abandoned buildings and newly constructed ones alike. Using recycled water and human sewage to power their nutrients and to close the loop on the food-human system. Sustainability, storage, and production will all be solved.

Our Team

Our Mission

We are a group of individuals who have our hearts set on removing hunger from our world. Instead of looking to other nations and countries we look inward ...Read More

Our Background

We are a team from Washington State University and have always had the heart to help others and change the world to be better suited to harbor all ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.