Ancient Babylon with its hanging water gardens was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. People engaging in water culture along the Nile are also depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics and it has been one of the earliest traditions of Kashmir. The Greek philosopher, Theophrastus, experimented with crop nutrition in the fourth century before Christ walked on earth. In the first century AD, the Roman Emperor Tiberius enjoyed cucumbers produced off-season from within a structure covered with “transparent rock” that was most likely mica. Marco Polo described thirteenth century Chinese floating gardens.
Ascension University is currently developing courses that examine these techniques and others within the context of Modular Agriculture.