To address the issues of growing food in arid climates, we have devised an affordable, space efficient hydroponic system for city dwellers to grow fresh produce that requires less soil and water, lessening their dependence on food imports. Better access to locally grown foods may also encourage residents to maintain a healthier diet, which in turn can lower rates of obesity in the country – currently twice as high as the global average, according to a 2015 World Health Organization report.