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AbstractA transition from harmful industrial agriculture to sustainable agriculture has been deemed necessary; yet, the viability of widespread sustainable implementations remains uncertain. Sustainable operations are considered on three levels: commercial, community, and personal. Extensive literature review and data collected from: literature, experiment, observation, and survey are used to support claims. Literature summarizes effective designs and practices for each scale of operation, and is used to validate claims throughout the results discussion. Experiment - the most utilized data source – pertains to the design and operation of hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems; valuable information concerning system effectiveness and viability was found. Survey data conveys public willingness and support for sustainable agriculture, but expresses the need for improved education systems and public outreach. Cumulative results suggest the widespread implementation of sustainable agriculture is viable, though lacking in many regards. Continued research and support will be essential to the success of later implementation
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project