Hydroponic Billboard Grows Thousands of Lettuce Heads Each Week
Air Orchard roadside ad in Peru removes chemicals and generates fresh produce for the local community
Not all is wonderful when it comes to industrialization and manufacturing. For the capital of Peru, these things mean toxic runoff and contaminated food supplies. But in the Bujama region of Lima, a water-gerating billboard is generating fresh water and growing lettuce for the local community.
Air Orchard is a billboard that sits alongside the Panamericana Sur, Peru’s largest freeway, and extracts water from the air. A system of dehumidifiers is used for the withdrawal and filtering of the water, and the potable liquid is then transported through nutrient-lined PVC pipes to feed the hydroponic lettuce farm below.