And rightly so!
Starting a vertical farm takes a lot of time and financial investment, and you need to know what you're getting yourself into.
But learning through listening or reading only gets you so far! To fully understand the details of running an urban farm, you must have real, hands-on experience.
After all, “knowledge without application is like a book that is never read." - Christopher Crawford
That's why it's critical you create a pilot (or test) system as soon as you can.
A pilot vertical farm is a small scale version of your future farm that enables you to apply your research, make small mistakes, and demonstrate the quality of your produce to any future customers during your market research phase.
In this post, we'll talk about why you should start a test system, what you'll learn in the process, and the best way to get started today.
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.
Welcome to the ZipGrowing community! As you use your ZipGrow Towers you'll find that they're extremely versatile. In fact, growers all over the world keep coming up with new ways to use them. (Join the ZipGrower's Facebook Community to see what others are up to.)
Every grower starts at the same place however: planting!
If you know the basics, planting a ZipGrow Tower can be very fast. This makes gardening and farming with towers easier and saves farmers money on labor.
We're so glad to have you growing with ZipGrow, but the shipping costs that get slapped onto your orders probably communicate the opposite.
Yes, you did read me correctly. We chose comics as a way of celebrating the people who, like you, are choosing to strive for a better future of food! We're excited to show you the comics, which introduce eight amazing farmers and why they have chosen to do what they do.
Autodesk provides designing, engineering, and fabrication tools for a variety of applications. We’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Autodesk® Cleantech Partner Program since this summer, and our product development team is loving it.
Dr. Nate says that in his golden age he could plant a 5-footer in 30 seconds. Being the ornery crew that we are, we challenged him to a speed planting competition. From that competition we brought away 7 tips on how to plant faster and more efficiently. Enjoy.
Impressive Technology ≠ Corporate Power
ZipGrow has been used for a colorful variety of applications. This summer, another is being added to the list as ZipGrow technology graces 7200 square feet of the US Pavilion green wall in Milan, Italy. The pavilion was designed to convey a message of innovation and unity. We have always known that ZipGrow embodies both of those ideals. Now it's time for the world to see it.
Biber Architects exhibit incredible 7200-square-foot vertical farm at World Expo with US Pavillon