Terrace gardening, Permaculture and Aquaponics

I and my brother are creating an urban oasis, employing all the innovative techniques of coltivation and of rearing of aquatic animals, such as fish and turtle. The fifth-floor terrace, where we're realising it, obliges us to face many disadvantages linked with the peculiar exposure to sun and strong wind. Furthermore, the flooring is one of the worst, because our apartment's owner paved it with not walkable fake slate slabs, that are subject to overheating during the summer sunny days.
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Wicking bed, realised starting form a real wooden bed, with two long and thin pipes on both sides under the earth, multed with the expanded clay, The pipes are riddled by tiny holes, close to each other on the upside and just four at a long distance between each other to drain out the water. The water poured into this systems comes from fish. This innovative technique reduces the loss of water for evaporation, exploiting a major capacity of retaining humidity inside the growbed.

Wicking bed, realised starting form a real wooden bed, with two long and thin pipes on both sides under the earth, multed with the expanded clay, The pipes are riddled by tiny holes, close to each other on the upside and just four at a long distance between each other to drain out the water. The water poured into this systems comes from fish. This innovative technique reduces the loss of water for evaporation, exploiting a major capacity of retaining humidity inside the growbed.

Creative solutions to create shadow on the floor and so avoid its overheating during sunny days.

Creative solutions to create shadow on the floor and so avoid its overheating during sunny days.

Creative solution for a cheap and homemade gazebo, built from a ragged sailing and a voile curtain.

Creative solution for a cheap and homemade gazebo, built from a ragged sailing and a voile curtain.

Creepers that growing on the metal net, will close the frontage of terrace, protecting it from the wind coming from the sea.

Creepers that growing on the metal net, will close the frontage of terrace, protecting it from the wind coming from the sea.

In order to create shadows and so protect animals and plants from the the exagerate heat, we installed a pair of old sails, that we had found in garage, that we had tied to the walls through elastic rops, in way of resisting to the strongest gust of wind - that are really frequent here, being rightly in front of the sea - even if the Adriatic one.

In order to create shadows and so protect animals and plants from the the exagerate heat, we installed a pair of old sails, that we had found in garage, that we had tied to the walls through elastic rops, in way of resisting to the strongest gust of wind - that are really frequent here, being rightly in front of the sea - even if the Adriatic one.

Because of the high exposure to the sun of our terrace, the Mediterranean maquis trees represent the best choice of cultivation.

Because of the high exposure to the sun of our terrace, the Mediterranean maquis trees represent the best choice of cultivation.


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