Upstart Farmer

A Year of Action


This is the year to take action and start your own commercial farm.

Join the Upstart Farmer movement and make 2015 a year of action.

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Looking Back on 2014

“The biggest change for our Cowboy Trail Farm was to introduce and implement 54 ZipGrow towers (greenwalls) into two schools.  We provided all the materials “kits” to build the structures that will hold 14 towers each (back to back).  They will learn how to grow their own food, along with the science of hydroponic growing.  It’s amazing to see the smiles and excitement on their faces.”

– Marilyn Yamamoto of Organic Edibles

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Tour the GrowUp Box

Powered by ZipGrow towers.

Shaping our food future.

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11 Farms Worth Watching

Meet 11 farms worth watching, and get excited about what’s going to happen in 2015 and the years to follow.

Meet the Farmers

Aquaponics Issues?

Head over to our Aquaponics Resource Guide to find out where to go next.

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Laramie CSA

Laramie Proud.

Bright Agrotech’s Laramie CSA provides healthy, fresh greens, herbs and other veggies all year long for the local community.

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Grow Vertically. Grow More.

Increase Productivity

Grow 2-3x as much as traditional horizontal production. Learn more.

Sell Living Towers at Market

Lightweight ZipGrow towers are designed to be transported to market live for consumers to harvest their own greens or herbs. Learn more.

Absorb More Light

Highly reflective ZipGrow tower housings gives more light to the southern, salable side of your crops. Learn more.

Stabilize Root Zone Temperatures

Specially designed Matrix Media is 93% air and helps to maintain a consistent temperature around your plant roots, reducing anaerobic zones. Learn more.

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Happening Now on the Bright Agrotech Blog

To Build a Farm: Determine Your Timeline

So you’re looking into starting a farm. Awesome! You must have heard about the Upstart Farmer movement… This is going to be HUGE. But, let’s talk logistics for a second. How long will it take for you to build a farm? At what point will your... read more

Breeding Tilapia for Aquaponics

So you need more fish… Say you just harvested 100 lbs of your Tilapia for a local restaurant. Maybe a couple died of old age. (Or maybe you accidentally froze one of your fish tanks…cough cough.) Maybe your current stock is getting old and less productive, and... read more

To Build a Farm: Determine Your Break-Even Point

When will your farm pay itself off? This is the second article on small farm financials. We’ve already discussed how to determine how long it will take to go from the planning stages to the implementation stages, but today we’re going to discuss how to... read more

Biochar in Hydroponics or Aquaponics

“If you got biochar, I feel bad for you, son. I got ninety-nine problems but nitrates ain’t one.” – Concerned Hydroponicist What is biochar? Biochar is charcoal- specifically, it’s charcoal created from plant matter. It’s a great option as a... read more

Unparalleled Support for Vertical Farmers

Support for Farmers Just Got Better For a while now we’ve made it our mission to expand your knowledge of practical (i.e. not a “sky farm skyscraper”) vertical hydroponic growing. Our small team works hard to churn out a ton of high-quality resources... read more

Who is Growing with ZipGrow Towers?

These Innovative Upstart Farmers Are the Visionaries of a Sustainable Food Future

bayberry fresh
Freight Farms
Fresh with edge
Fresh Start Greens

Fresh, healthy veggies for your family

What Grows in ZipGrow Towers?

mint in zipgrow towers


Chives in ZipGrow Towers


Basil in ZipGrow Towers


Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce


Hydroponics Resources

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Sharpen your skills, learn new techniques and troubleshoot your existing system with videos, webinars, ebooks and more from our resource library.

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