How experimental garden shows how to grow basil and other veggies

A traditional vegetable garden, examples of vertical farming and aeroponicsa microcosm to simulate plant growth in extreme environments, sensors for monitoring of harmful insects and pests: there is all this inside OSA, the first experimental garden in Genoa, inaugurated this morning.

The property is located inside Arena Albaro Villagethe swimming stadium of the Albaro district and is divided into two areas: an aeroponic vegetable garden (on the right immediately after the entrance) and the main area, in the greenery, which is located above the bleachers on the left. Innovation Going to sea in a sustainable way: ideas on display at the Innovation Village in Genoa by Emanuele Capone June 27, 2023

What to see inside OSA
OSA was born with the help of the Municipality and thanks to the collaboration between Helpcodea Genoese NGO that supports girls and boys, Fosa technological research and consultancy company, and the Turin startup Agricooltur. The main aim of the project is to spread the culture of sustainability and provide information, including with guided tours reserved for students.

OSA is accessible every day to anyone and allows you to closely observe how aeroponic and vertical cultivation works for the production of vegetables and hosts what has been called Microcosm, a sort of simulator of a cultivated field to understand the prospects, possibilities, and risks of the agriculture of the future, and also EyeTrap, a system of pheromone and chromotropic traps for monitoring of harmful insects and pests.


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