The v-Hive Green Box

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Jensen Thelander
Student worker, ABE
Ryan Sullivan
Student worker, ABE
Cody Brown
Student Group D, Agric & Biosystems Engr
Yaser Mehdipour
Staff Technician, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Joel Cuello
Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Managed By
Tod Mccauley

Title: The V-Hive Green Box


Invention: This invention maximizes plant cultivation efficiency through vertical modular units 


Background: Concerns about excessive land use and a desire for locally-grown food present an opportunity for innovative solutions. Indoor farming allows greater control of variables to optimize processes and grow food that may be unsuited for ambient conditions. The Vertical-Hive Green Box (V-Hive Green Box) effectively applies these concepts in a vertical modular system. This complements existing practices and incorporates available space in an efficient and sustainable way.



•       Urban agriculture

•       Revitalize underutilized buildings



•       Modular system easily adapts to variety of sites

•       Complementary to other forms of structural use

•       Concept is universally transferrable, independent of external growing conditions



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Tod McCauley