This is one of the profiles in an ongoing series covering next generation agriculture. We are seeing an increased trend for indoor farming across the United States and around the world. This is a positive trend given that local farming reduces adverse CO2 emissions from moving food long distances. If you would like us to review and profile your company, just let us know! Contact Us.
Company Profile: Arizona Microgreens
Here is a great example of a microgreen production greenhouse.
Here is some of the “About Us” content: Founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, Arizona Microgreens produces organically-grown microgreens for restaurants and individuals throughout Arizona.
Located within the greenhouse at the Brooks Community School, Arizona Microgreens operates as a social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for the local community and contributes to the financial sustainability of the Community School.
We believe in social entrepreneurship that is committed to pragmatically catalyzing tangible, transparent, and participatory community development that is economically meaningful, socially just, and environmentally sustainable.
Here is the link to learn more: http://www.arizonamicrogreens.com/.
To date, the cost of man made lighting has been a barrier for indoor agriculture. A new generation of LED lighting provides cost effective opportunities for farmers to deliver local produce. Warehouses and greenhouses are both viable structures for next generation agriculture. Here is one example of next generation made in USA LED grow light technology to help farmers: Commercial LED Grow Lights.