Our Bay Area grower Local Greens has just announced availability of their produce in the Andronico's Community Markets, a wonderful food boutique providing a spotlight on local producers. This expands on the business already in several local Whole Foods markets and creates an even larger footprint to this rising star in the local supply chain, and one showing how indoor agriculture and local, fresh production and supply can succeed.
Unique in it's offerings are a handy mix of potent sprouts and microgreens that can serve as a fresh functional base to a truly wonderful green smoothie - just grab, blend and go.
The opening and unveiling to the world of the largest food producing wall in the world will be on May 1, 2015 at the Milan Worlds Fair. This photo at the left is an actual shot done this week showing the final installation going on in Milan.
ZipGrow technology is getting some fuel as the main attraction of the U.S Pavilion at the 2015 World’s Fair. Designed by James Biber of Biber Architects, the Pavilion will feature the world’s largest food-growing green wall, powered by ZipGrow.
Not only will the Pavilion’s 3000-tower green wall showcase the beauty of American innovation, but it will be the first lightweight green wall that can also support traditional large-statured crops. We’re excited to see the greenwall make it’s debut, and we have high hopes that the green wall will serve as a beacon that will encourage vertical farmers and trigger the creation of new farms and new opportunities.
See the full writeup and lots of photos in a recent posting by Bright Agrotech highlighting this extraordinary wall.
We have been talking for so long about why indoor vertical food production MUST be implemented. Two weeks ago the Huffington Post talked of vertical farming and why we are on the verge of a revolution. Two days ago there was featured on NBC News on how farmers in California are now in "Survival Mode" when facing the grim realities of the drought on agriculture in California. Today Governor Brown instituted MANDATORY water cutbacks of 25%!!!
We normally quote using 10% or less of the water to grow crops versus conventional agriculture. Local Greens documents in their location an incredible 1% when compared to an average produce farm.
Why are we having to look for more investment money when the solution is so obvious and ready to go? Our Local Greens operation in the Bay Area has demonstrated incredible water savings and production capability from a completely indoor vertical farm. We invite any serious inquiries for further discussion.
Urbafresh has accepted the challenge to bring fresh food prouction and supply to our urban centers through the use of innovative vertical farming installations.