The WinterGreen Project is a hydroponic system within a shipping container, which can grow crops year-round and is able to withstand harsh winter weather. We aim to use this project as a prototype for future iterations that will be used for food production in northern communities.
As resources such as water become a major factor to consider when implementing projects, bioresource technology becomes more prevalent within everyday society. Hydroponics are a contender for emergent mainstream agricultural practices, and are already starting to be adopted in small and medium scale operations to provide food when agricultural conditions are poor or non-existent.
The WinterGreen Project provides the opportunity to educate and contribute to the advancement of technology within this branch of agriculture and engineering. It also gives the University of Manitoba a unique laboratory setting to experiment with the effectiveness of hydroponic growth.
The WinterGreen Project is run by a team of ambitious university students passionate about social and environmental sustainability.
Our team of approximately 30 university students is split into 7 different sub-teams:
*The systems team is made up of one lead from each team, allowing efficient and effective collaboration between all teams. This enables the teams to remain engaged and informed for successful completion of the project.