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Green vegetative growth for Elementary School in Cape Verde

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 As an Engineering student in I had the opportunity to learn more about technology and is advantage on our life. Originally from Cape Verde, an African country in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean I’ve always wanted to do something that would help the people from my country starting with my hometown. Cabo Verde is a dry country, and the rain period is between late July to October, because of that almost everything its imported from other countries. Because the schools don’t have enough money to buy vegetables for children’s meal every primary school in my hometown has one mini garden when they grow some vegetables but it's not efficient because it takes a lot of time and the garden it’s not big enough which leads to children not having Healthy food at school. But with this new idea of creating an indoor vegetable garden using LED light the schools will be able to cover all they vegetables needs because its faster and doesn't demand for a lot of space and it can be implemented in anywhere in the world thanks to his sun independence.  

why an Indoor Vegetative Growth:

 As climate change begins posing new challenges to conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming has made quick gains in popularity thanks to its space and energy saving design. Using LED bulbs designed to produce the optimal wavelength of light that plants crave, able to accelerate plant growth by 250 percent.  

What are the benefits of Using LED grow lights?  

There is an almost endless list of benefits to using LEDs. We’ll look at these benefits in comparison to other types of lights that have been used in the past, but for now an overview will help you recognize what you stand to gain.  Space Saving Design Where other types of grow lights require a lot of space and will often require a lot of equipment to run, LED grow lights free up your space.  Low Running Temperature The temperature of your grow room is incredibly important. Without the right attention paid to how hot your grow room is getting, you will run the risk of losing entire crops. Even with the right attention, it can often require extensive cooling systems to keep your room cool. LED grow lights have an advantage in that they run at a temperature that is simply warm to the touch, rather than approaching 400 or even 500 degrees.  Power Efficient Traditional forms of lighting your indoor grow can be very powerful, but unfortunately, they aren’t very power efficient. That is why LED grow lights are preferred. They have the power to produce a great deal of light without having to draw much power. Doing this saves you money in the long run.  Long Lifespan When you use the best LED grow lights, you will have the chance to grow for years without having to replace your lighting system. Most LED lights are rated at somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 hours of use. For comparison, many other grow lights tend to last for around 20,000 hours before needing to be replaced. more about LED Grow light:    


Cape Verde: 

Republic of Cape Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometers (350 mi) off the coast of Western Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometers (1,500 sq mi). The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration, although Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975.  Cape Verde is well known for is friendly peoples and good beaches, there’s an Youtube video that I’ll leave here that explain in a good way a lot about Cabo Verde and the Capeverdian Peoples. 

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About me

Ailton Andersen Lopes, born in October 6 in Tarrafal a small city in the North of Santiago (the biggest island in Cape Verde) in 1994.  I Finish my high school in Tarrafal in 2012, started studying Electronic Engineering in 2014 in the University of Minho in Portugal where I’m still studying. I’m a big basketball fan, loves Kobe Bryant and the Golden States Warriors I use to be a good football fan, a diehard Cristiano Ronaldo fan. 

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Skype: Andersenbond


I really, really want to help the children from my hometown and bring so positive things to this world, I’ve always been a fan of kids and I need your help to do it.  “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson      



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