RYAN SWEENEY | LOCALIZE
Minneapolis, MN’s most innovative indoor farmer.
With roots in controlled environment container farming, Ryan Sweeney of Localize Farms uses a powerful combination of turnkey ZipFarm™ + CoolBar™ water-cooled LED lights to grow the freshest herbs in all of Minneapolis, MN.
By growing on the vertical plane, Ryan and the Localize team can access their entire farm from the ground, avoiding the need for expensive (and dangerous!) scissor lifts required for stacked vertical farming techniques.
MATT MARSH | AMERICAN HEARTLAND ACRES
Stem, NC’s most innovative greenhouse grower.
Matt Marsh operates American Heartland Acres, an aquaponic basil farm that serves the Raleigh-Durham market in the heart of North Carolina. Matt leverages the power of volumetric farming to maximize his greenhouse production and serve his local market the best basil around.
“Our goal is to help regenerate an appreciation for locally supplied goods and services that are produced with healthy practices and without questionable fertilizers or pesticides. We are finding that the quality speaks for itself and that more people are satisfied that there is a healthy, local option.”
COURTNEY EDWARDS | BLUE ROOTS FARM
Cowichan Valley’s Freshest Greens & Herbs
Courtney Edwards and Dan Ademan operate Blue Roots Farm, a Vertical Aquaponic Greenhouse in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. They’re driven to grow the freshest, high quality greens and herbs around.
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