Entries by Kriesi Support

A 2-acre Farm in a Box: Kits Deliver Off-grid Farming Components in Shipping Containers

San Francisco-based Farm From a Box supplies all the components needed to create a two-acre off-grid farm,  packed in a shipping container that will then serve as a farm building. It recently announced a new partnership with Netafim, an Israel-based irrigation firm with offices in 120 countries, to supply the irrigation components.  Farm From a Box is the […]

Hawaii-based Vertical Farming Enterprise, MetroGrow, Seeks to Increase Island’s Local Food Production

Urban, vertical farming is alive and well at MetroGrow Hawaii in Kakaako, Honolulu. MetroGrow began growing produce in 2013 when Kerry Kakazu, MetroGrow’s founder, acquired the farm’s urban facility, although Kakazu had wanted to grow fresh, sustainable food for quite a while. “I had been interested in hydroponics as a hobby since my education was […]

Economic Sustainability of Large-scale Aquaponics Subject of University Research

Two years ago Claude Galipeault approached Georgia’s Armstrong State University Biology Department head Matthew Draud with a novel research idea: testing the economic sustainability of aquaponics. Draud’s curiosity was piqued and he decided to visit Galipeault to check out his aquaponic system, which he had constructed in his basement. “I quickly identified with his mission – it […]

Hydroponic Farm in Alaska Combats Weather and Produce Shortfall by Growing Indoors, and Upward

The idea for Anchorage, Alaska-based hydroponic vertical farm Alaska Natural Organics was conceived when Jason Smith was working as a surveyor in the Frontier state. Smith and his wife had recently become interested in becoming healthier due to family health issues.  “We just became a little bit more aware of what we were putting in our bodies; […]

On the Plane Where Buffalo Roam, Vertical Growing Towers Rise to Propel Local Agriculture

By focusing on building a quality product, encouraging community and supporting their farmer customers, Laramie, Wyoming-based Bright Agrotech looks to have a bright and busy future ahead of it. The company has continued to grow since Seedstock first profiled them here in 2012, something CEO and founder Dr. Nate Storey attributes to the broad appeal of […]

New Indiana Vertical Farm Would Offer Hands-on Education to College Students

Deep in the corn belt, South Bend, Indiana may become home to a new indoor farming facility that would not only produce food but also educate community college students about indoor agriculture. The proposed 20,000-square foot vertical farming operation would be constructed and operated by Green Sense Farms, headquartered in northwest Indiana. A panel discussion, during […]

Indiana Hydroponic Farm Grows People and Produce

Growing Opportunities, an urban farm in Bloomington, Indiana, puts disabled, low-income and unemployed/underemployed adults to work in its hydroponic greenhouse. As a result, it’s producing bumper crops of people with newfound confidence and skills. A project of Bloomington’s South Central Community Action Program, Growing Opportunities works with clients who need help by teaching them both […]

From Orchids to Organic Hydroponic Produce – A Q&A with Sundial Farms’ Tarek Hijazi

California water regulations prompted San Diego-based Sundial Farms to switch from growing orchids to producing organic hydroponic produce in 2012. The farm is also pioneering the use of liquid organics fertilizers. Seedstock last wrote about them here in December 2013. Seedstock caught up with Tarek Hijazi, manager of finance and hydroponic systems for Sundial Farms, […]