LAGUNA BEACH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/12 -- EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Verti-Gro® to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout Southern California.
Verti-Gro, Inc. designs and manufactures cost-effective, high density hydroponic growing systems. It offers stacked towers to suit large-scale commercial production needs which can be downsized for residential use and Community Supported Agriculture.
'Southern Californians are more focused on the benefits of locally-grown food and the holistic health and well-being that come from eating un-processed raw food,' said Tim Carpenter, founder of Verti-Gro, Inc. 'With ample sun and temperate conditions, these systems present an immediate and affordable opportunity for families and communities to eat healthy.'
Verti-Gro® hydroponic systems employ insulated stacked pots with an automated drip system that circulates nutrients through the plants. The company offers a simple economical and pesticide-free system, and supports it with a wealth of information and training for entry level home gardeners and large scale commercial farms.
'Verti-Gro's system reduces energy and water use by more than 85 percent and saves space,' said Erik Cutter, Managing Director of EnviroIngenuity. 'It also virtually eliminates greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the need to transport produce across long distances, and it doesn't use soil which is becoming a very limited resource.'
EnviroIngenuity recently launched its vertical farming division to bring hydroponic vertical farming processes to Southern California to enable individuals and communities to grow their own food within urban areas. Through this new partnership, the company will develop job training programs for youth.
'Our curriculum and products will allow youth to develop valuable life-skills, grow their own food and ultimately start their own business in urban agriculture,' said Cutter. 'This is one very healthy job opportunity that cannot be outsourced.'
For 20 years, Verti-Gro, Inc. has developed tools and methods for vertical growing and vertical gardening to efficiently utilize space and energy. These methods use hydroponics which allow gardeners to grow produce without soil. Verti-Gro is based in Summerfield, FL on a 12-acre farm with a learning center. Verti-Gro® products are sold worldwide.
Tim Carpenter, the founder of Verti-Gro, Inc., has been involved in hydroponic research, development and production for more than 40 years. An internationally recognized consultant, he has traveled the world as an educator in the greenhouse industry using vertical plant production technologies. Carpenter specializes in hydroponic production of fruits, vegetables, greens, large-scale commercial and vertical home growing systems. Carpenter has partnered with EPCOT and NASA to develop hydroponic projects including the garden display, Living With the Land. www.VertiGro.com
EnviroIngenuity was founded in 2009 by Erik Cutter. The company is comprised of forward-thinking professionals whose goal is to take advantage of the growing demand for more efficient, cost effective sustainable energy solutions, employing solar PV, hi-efficiency LED lighting, green building and vertical food production technologies. EnviroIngenuity's mission is 'advancingreenergy' and reducing waste, thus better utilizing limited natural resources. As businesses invest in a lower carbon future, the EnviroIngenuity team is focused on helping organizations move forward to deploy sustainable energy solutions using disruptive technologies. www.EnviroIngenuity.com