The objective of this program is
to enable participants to own and operate
a long-term sustainable, profitable new business.
and other produce indoors
is the business.
There is significant market demand for
locally-grown fresh produce
Farm to Fork.
every part of the country has seasons
and locally-grown fresh produce
is typically not available
So, we farm inside buildings.
We create the season
and control the conditions.
Locally-grown fresh produce is then available
within a few miles of where it will be consumed.
We use a growing system that combines
technologies in a new and innovative way.
The grow system we developed is
uses minimal water and electricity,
and avoids the high costs of hydroponics,
greenhouses, and typical grow lamps.
100% natural compost.
No municipal water discharge.
We proved out our technology
for three full years
in an unused city-owned building
that had been vacant for 14 years.
The program is open to everyone
but with a focus on Veterans.
Because we owe Veterans...everything.
And many Veterans want to own their own business.
And Veterans make great farmers.
Veterans as beginning farmers?
Old, unused buildings
can be ideal grow centers.