b.good Seaport

Project Completion
January 2016

Location
Boston, MA

Building Type
Commercial

Urban food systems are making room for local produce, and hydroponics is one example of new innovations in year-round urban agriculture.

 

WHAT IS HYDROPONIC MINT? 
Innovation and education meet function at b.good Seaport’s hydroponic mint growing system. This highly visible system—designed, fabricated, and operated by Recover—provides 100% of the restaurant’s supply of mint for use in smoothies, drinks, and salads. 

Mint grows in pots filled with recycled expanded glass growing media in a series of multi-tiered trays. A liquid nutrient solution cycles through the system every four hours, allowing plants to grow at a rate 10 times that of soil-potted herbs. LED lights and fans provide required multi-spectrum lighting and air movement for the plants. 

The system sits in the front window of b.good in Boston’s Seaport District and glows purple at night, a design feature inspired by MIT Media Lab’s City Farm.

 

Client Name
b.good

Architect
Hashim Sarkis Studios

Hydroponic System Design
Recover Green Roofs

Hydroponic Consulting
Rootdown Hydroponics

System Installation
Recover Green Roofs

Maintenance/Operation
Recover Green Roofs

Lighting Supplier
Rootdown Hydroponics

Plant Type(s)
Vegetables, Mint

 



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