When it comes to saving our planet, Adam Dixon believes he can help. The Cardiff University graduate (BEng 2015, MPhil, 2016) founded Phytoponics. The company designs and manufactures Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic growing systems that produce high-yield crops whilst drastically cutting the use of land, water and carbon emissions. The 2017 UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth has announced he’ll be bidding for The Earthshot Prize, announced by Sir David Attenborough and Prince William. Here, Adam talks about his business, growing produce sustainably, and why he’s proud to be pitching for the world’s greatest environmental award.
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