The first Mobile Growable hydroponic container is growing herbs and greens to augment the Aquaponics and Greenhouse on a farm near Santa Fe New Mexico
San Juan Capistrano, Dec. 29, 2017 — Food deserts, food insecurities and lack of education are real issues facing many local communities nationwide and the partnership between Global Growables and DNM Farms provides a sustainable solution that feeds, educates and donates to the local community. This sustainable model does not require government funding or intervention and generates a recurring revenue stream for decades to come.
The first Mobile Growable unit is on location at DNM Farms which is owned and operated by George Budagher, a long-time New Mexico resident that has an existing Aquaponic farm and Greenhouse. DNM Farms has over 1,500 live fish in three large tanks. The fish feeds the community and provides a sustainable solution as the fish waste feeds and fertilizes the tomatoes, peppers, lettuces and herbs in the 5,000 square foot greenhouse.
DNM Farms recently added the Mobile Growable container to grow high-quality greens and herbs to service the local chefs from private country clubs and restaurants. The Mobile Growable container is made from refurbished freight containers and grows micro-greens, herbs and leafy-greens indoors 24/7 365 days a year using liquid cooled LED lights and sophisticated hydroponic technology.
The Mobile Growable container will grow over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce annually using 10% of the water of traditional soil-based farming and will provide the chefs at local private clubs, restaurants and hotels with fresh, organic and local organic food. The combined yield from the Greenhouse, Container and Aquaponics will feed hundreds of families, provide local jobs and provide financial support to the community with donations from the sale of fresh, healthy and locally grown food.
In addition, DNM Farms will host school field trips, provide fresh produce at farmers markets, provide culinary education and tours to help educate and feed the kids and families living in the community. In addition, local residents living in cities from Santa Fe to Albuquerque New Mexico now have a reliable source for affordable and locally grown fresh vegetables, leafy greens, herbs and fresh fish.
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George Budagher, founder and farmer explains, “We have over 1,500 Tilapia fish growing in three tanks and they provide our plants with natural fertilizers i.e. fish poop, which in-turn provides the plants natural fertilizers and nutrients for maximum yield and flavor. We deliver live fish to the chefs and grocers and we service the local chefs with specialty herbs, micro-greens and hard to find leafy-greens at local private country clubs, restaurants and hotels. A portion of the proceeds and product are donated to local schools, churches and food banks, which is our way of giving back to the community.”
Global Growables mission is to reduce childhood obesity, prevent and reverse chronic illnesses through education, provide access to affordable plant-based foods and more importantly create sustainable solutions that doesn’t rely on the government. Rick Ladendorf explains, “I recently asked a child if they could tell me where a carrot comes from and he replied, “Wal-mart”! While I was not surprised, I can honestly say his response is a reflection of our society where the lack of educational funds allocated to health in the schools and lack of nutritional knowledge in the home is a major contributing factor to the health crisis. And until we change behavior in the home, mom will continue to load the shopping cart with unhealthy options and the obesity epidemic will continue to get worse. The partnership with DNM Farms will provide local families access to affordable food and provide the education needed to change behavior.”
ABOUT GLOBAL GROWABLES, Inc.
Global Growables designs, builds, installs and manages Mobile Growable Containers made from refurbished freight containers. Global Growables is strategically aligned with Prevo Health Solutions, the private club industry’s premier wellness experts and Executive Producer of the America’s Healthiest Clubs certification program. Global Growables and Prevo Health work together to bridge the gap between the have’s and the have not’s, the private club with the community and the public and private sectors. For more information call 888-321-1804 or visit www.globalgrowables.com.