The Cropbox at the Ritz-Carlton allows Chef Fistrovich and his team to grow about 22,000 heads of lettuce along with other micro greens, cabbage and vegetables, making the sky the limit when it comes to vertical hydroponic growing. Tripp Williamson and his company Williamson Greenhouses, created this particular Cropbox and technology, helping clients like the Ritz maximize their production.
“Hydroponics has been around for a long time but as far being able to build it in a box and maximize the production is a pretty unique thing,” said Williamson. The uniqueness of the technology, starts with the planting of the seed, placed in a sponge like cube and then grown with no dirt, as water runs down a canal over the plants roots.
Read the entire article here: http://www.winknews.com/2015/12/22/ritz-carlton-utilizes-crop-box-technology/
Agricola Farm in Dadeville, Alabama operates two Cropbox's for lettuce production. One grower is pictured with monty carlo romaine, red fire leaf lettuce, ford hook swiss chard, and giant red mustard. The lettuce successfully grew from seedling to full grow out in three weeks. Agricola is having great success growing and selling in local markets and restaurants. Learn more about our cropbox here: http://www.cropbox.co/
Ben Greene received his Master’s in Industrial Design at North Carolina State University. He was inspired to enter into the field because he wanted to use his creativity for practical proposes and positively affect the world around him. His previous background as an artist and designer brings a unique point of view to create a solution to bring local food back into the center of our culture. Ben is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a combat engineer. His latest design is a complete turnkey agricultural system, the Crop Box, hoping to become the world's most highest yielding agricultural systems.
The CropBox’s origins date to 2008, where Greene developed the idea as part of his master’s thesis. The original inspiration for the CropBox was to make small farming feasible by making a system that could be rented instead of bought. There is high variability that goes along with the farming industry and offering an economically friendly option takes out a lot of the financial risk and guess work. The system is called the CropBox because it’s named after its design: essentially, a farm in a shipping container.
Greene believes the Cropbox can revolutionize farming by lowering farmers risk dramatically. The Cropbox brings a more practicable approach to growing food by providing its customers with the ease to grow anywhere a shipping container can fit.
We were very excited when The News & Observer contacted us to do a piece on the CropBox! We want to pave the way for new farmers by providing them a cost effective system that lowers the barrier for entry for anyone who wants to join the farming community. Coon Rock Farm became our first customer to lease a CropBox, where it hopes to grow lettuce and other crops that it can use for its home delivery service, Bella Bean Organics, as well as its restaurant and its CSA. Take a look at the article by clicking here! Thank you to all of our customers for your support thus far, we couldn't do it without you!
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