The Future of Sutainable Agriculture
The Future of Sustainable Agriculture will be unveiled June 4th in Gainesville, Florida at Gardener's Edge. A new Vertical Growing System that affordably grows fruit and vegetables using 10% of the water and less space will demonstrated.
“THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE”
Gainesville, Florida – June 4th 2011 Gardener’s Edge will be celebrating it’s 10th year in business by unveiling a new highly advanced growing system that will change the way your food and flowers are grown.
“I have never seen such a flexible, scalable or efficient hydroponic system like this one before. The system will allow anyone to grow just about anything anywhere. It takes climate and geography completely out of the equation” says Brad Brooks, owner of Gardener’s Edge.
The system was developed and manufactured by Sun State Organics (SSO); an Ocala based organic conversion company that specializes in converting organic waste materials to valuable by products including fertilizer and food. After researching growing models around the globe, SSO set out building a system to feed the world based on sustainable farming objectives.
“How do you grow a tomato in the desert or at the North Pole – or on the moon? This system can do it – using 10% of the water and 40 times less space. It’s an incredible advancement we hope the world will embrace as it will enable more people to be fed – even if they know nothing about farming”, said Brian Donnelly, a partner in SSO.
“The problem with farming today is the use of inorganic/organic chemicals that pollute. Staggering quantities of water are required. Supply chains are over 1,500 miles long and managed by people who can’t assure food safety, how it’s been grown or what’s happened to it in transport,” says Mark Olson, a partner in SSO.
Jason Hyde, an employee at Gardener’s Edge said “This is a revolutionary system that will change the cost and methods of the way we grow food.”
Gardener’s Edge is a specialty garden center that focuses on hydroponic and organic gardening. They have teamed up with SSO and World Waste Systems. Together they intend to release the world’s most efficient growing system ever created.
With the rise in transportation costs and farm land diminishing there is a growing need for more efficient methods of food production. With the system, they intend to turn average horticultural and agricultural waste into healthy consumable food in as few as three months.
5408 NW 8th AVE
Gainesville, FL 32605