After a busy weekend drawing up wiring schematics for several new farms, I came home a little grumpy to a sick baby girl, and half a dozen notifications regarding a LinkedIn thread I’d recently commented on.
There are a lot more vertical plane producers out there these days, and they have unique lighting needs. They’re growing in unprecedented ways, and impacting their communities like we've never before seen.
And yet vertical farmers are still stuck using lights that are less than adequate in terms of coverage and arrangement, and paying for repairs in shipping and replacement costs.
The interest in indoor production systems is growing quickly. Driven by healthy consumer demand and a strong investment climate, local food entrepreneurs are beginning to explore the economics of small and medium size growing operations.
Many of these entrepreneurs would like to be growing year round. We often spend hours and hours working with the project manager, in an attempt to understand the economics for these scenarios. One question we hear frequently is: should I grow in a greenhouse or indoors? Bright Agrotech is offering a free webinar showing how we approach this decision, and in what situations indoor production makes economic sense.
On Thursday, June 30th, Laramie-based agriculture technology company Bright Agrotech will be announcing their latest innovation: water-cooled LED lighting technology, designed for indoor crop production. It's name is the CoolBar™.
Topics: Indoor Growing
Bright Agrotech is providing transparency and powerful resources for aspiring hydroponic farmers. As we have covered in previous sessions, a number of trends are colliding to allow small urban and suburban growers to enter the produce market.
With the falling cost of LED lighting, many growers are adding supplemental lighting to their farms.
But LED lighting can bring an often unwanted cost to the equation in the form of cooling costs.This article will introduce the costs and benefits of an HVAC system, and includes a recorded conversation with Dr. Nate Storey as he discusses LED lighting, cooling costs and HVAC systems.
If you are looking for real information, you have come to the right place. Indoor farming promises to bring fresh, local produce to your neighborhood. In this session, Dr. Storey shares numbers for an 1,800 square foot vertical growing system.
In Green Mountain Falls - a small mountain town near Colorado’s beloved Pike’s Peak - an old boy’s home is being repurposed. Where hallways used to branch off into classrooms and activity rooms, they now house hundreds of ZipGrow Towers. The boys home is now a local farm bringing food to the formerly food-dependent town, and a few weeks ago, our team made a trip to help the farm’s manager, Michael O’Malley, set up the ZipGrow Towers inside.
Join us this Tuesday, June 7th for a live video discussion on the indoor farming industry and what it has to offer our generation.
Topics: Indoor Growing