The simple model can be replicated in any major city around the world. PPM can be housed in a new or existing structure within a five to ten mile radius of the majority of food related entities in any city. PPM will be operated by experienced plant biologists,agronomists, technicians and experts in the field of hydroponics, as well as interns/students from partner organizations and universities studying in the fields of plant biology and/or hydroponics.

Our commitment to developing sustainable technologies and business practices led us to study various forms of alternative farming and existing available technologies. As a result, we developed our own hydroponic systems; “Gro-Stax”, which were designed to be not only easy to use, but accessible to anyone that is looking to either grow their own food or be a mass commercial producer “Gro-Stax” can be adapted to be fully automated with minimal man power required or use as recommended; semi-automated so the plants grown in the systems will have more human interaction

River Flow trays implement both the NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) and flood & drain designs in a 4’x 8’ area 

The trays are stackable which maximize the square foot production capacity depending on how tall a user needs the levels to be

The saw tooth receptacle design allows for a maximum of 320 plants per every 32 square foot depending on plant variety to be grown

Farming Method Comparison

Expensive to purchase & maintain land
Expensive equipment
Climate fluctuations
Limited space of land & soil
Cost of fertilizers & pesticides
Too time consuming
Massive water consumption
Lower nutritional value of produce
Large environmental impact
Use of harmful chemicals and pesticides
Cost effective to maintain an indoor facility
Manageable equipment
Controllable climate and growing/harvesting environment year-round
Vertical farming, efficient use of space
Cost of fertilizers & pesticides
Faster maturity rates for produce
Dramatic reduction of water consumption
Higher nutritional value of produce
Significant positive environmental impact
No use of harmful chemicals or pesticides

Hydroponic Farming

Traditional Farming

How much produce can we grow?

As always, it depends on space but with an 8,000sqft facility, we would be able to produce over 500,000lbs of produce per year

“The 2019 American Fitness Index for America’s 100 largest cities, for instance, shows that only 17% of New York City’s residents get their recommended daily portion of vegetables, compared with the top-ranked city in the category, Washington, D.C., wherein 30% of its residents do. Intriguingly, the same survey shows that New York City only has 18 farmers’ markets per one million residents compared with Washington’s 82. It does not help that the state of New York’s production of vegetables, representing a measly 7% of its total agricultural output, does not come close to meeting the city’s demand.” View Article

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