Entries by Jessica Vernabe

SoCal Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs Discuss Business Models, Challenges & Opportunities

The world’s population is growing rapidly, and that calls for new ways of thinking about how to produce enough food while also conserving the earth’s natural resources. As a result, agricultural entrepreneurs today are striving to combine the best of traditional farming methods with new technologies in order to create food that is healthy, flavorful […]

Wisconsin’s Future Farm Packs Sustainable Punch with Cow Powered Aquaponics Operation

The owners of aquaponics-focused Future Farm Food and Fuel, LLC know how to maximize their resources. The company’s operations take place out of a 27,000-square-foot greenhouse in Baldwin, Wisc., which houses fish tanks and growing bays that contain herbs and vegetables. Tubes run back and forth between the tanks and growing bays, recirculating water, otherwise […]

Innovative Greenhouse Design Startup Leverages Wind and Air to Power Sustainable Farmers

David Chelf’s love for growing healthy and flavorful food dates back to his adolescence. It was that love combined with a physics background that led the founder of Airstream Innovations, Inc. to create the wind-assisted, air-supported greenhouse, and invention he says helps farmers grow more sustainably. Chelf, the company’s president, originally invented the product in […]