VANCOUVER, British Columbia
- July 16, 2021
-- Sustainable urban farming is defined as the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products that incorporate building and farming architecture in buildings within the cities. 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. Urban agriculture solves many problems in densely populated areas offering an alternative land use. In addition to food production, urban agriculture also offers a wide range of other functions such as energy conservation, waste management, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, microclimate control, urban greening, economic revitalization, community socialization, human health, and education.
Locally grown food tastes and looks better, has a higher nutritional value and more readily accessible vitamins and minerals. Plus, buying local produce helps reduce the carbon footprint of long-distance food transportation. 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, to improve biodiversity, to use under-utilized spaces, and, finally, to enhance the local food economy by creating jobs, new skills, and education for the community. It engages the public by introducing an online system that gives consumers the ability to monitor the growth of the plants and track most suitable harvest times. The users will download the application in order to access the real-time footage from the remote vertical street farms.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/