VANCOUVER, British Columbia
- Nov. 19, 2020
-- With the global population anticipated to reach over nine billion by the year 2050, urban agriculture's global food security role has become paramount.
Sustainable urban farming is broadly deﬁned as the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products through intensive cultivation in and around cities. That trend is here to stay. Growing food in and near cities contributes to healthy communities by engaging residents in both work and recreation, which improves individual and public well-being.
GROWBOX is a local urban farm project, transforming empty urban spaces into streets of vertical farms that grow greens and vegetables. GROWBOX follows Vancouver's food strategy to become the greenest city, improve biodiversity, use under-utilized spaces, and, finally, enhance the local food economy by creating jobs, new skills, and education for the local public. It engages the general population by introducing an online platform that allows consumers to track the plants' growth stages and anticipate harvest time with smart scheduling.
GROWBOX believes that everyone has a right to have healthy and fresh food, and we are here to provide people with an opportunity for easy access to freshly grown vegetables and greens.About GROWBOX FOOD SYSTEMS INC.
: GROWBOX concept is a vertical street farm, distributed throughout urban areas in facilities like supermarkets, distribution centres, empty places like rooftops, and restaurants, to bring food production and consumption closer together. GROWBOX is cloud-connected with smart devices that monitor plant health and harvest readiness. It sends notifications and updates to the customers and allows placing product orders or sending feedback to the farm. (https://growbox.farm/