Making the Dream a Reality
Posted: Jul 12 2015
My last blog discussed Trevor’s dream. A dream will always be a dream unless you have a plan to make it a reality. So, in this blog, I will be talking about one of the ways Trevor is bringing his dream to life: The Microfarm.
The Microfarm is an innovative gardening tool that is placed on top of a standard 10-gallon aquarium to turn it into an indoor garden that fits in perfectly with any home style. It comes with these important pieces among other items:
- An integrated high efficiency grow light
- Organic seeds: Sweet Basil and Oregano
- A quiet and rugged pump to move water up to your plants
- A carbon negative, algae derived micronutrient solution to jumpstart your ecosystem
- A grow bed and tank lid
- An all-natural dechlorinator
- A beneficial bacteria additive to turn fish water into plant to food
- All natural food for your fish friends
With these green tools plus more, you are guaranteed delicious produce year-round with minimum effort! Since the plants return fresh water to the fish, this means dramatically less time spent cleaning dirty fish tanks! Basil and oregano seeds are included, but many other herbs and greens can be grown in the system.
It is simply unsustainable that the average meal travels 1500 miles from farm to table. The Microfarm cuts down the mileage necessary to enjoy produce to 0 miles! Not only does it do this, but it also conserves water! Given the chilling effects that the drought is having on California, where the vast majority of lettuce and other produce is grown, it is time for this technology to start being utilized.
The Microfarm is being put in schools, businesses, and other places across the country to teach kids and the greater community about sustainable agriculture and closed-loop systems.
There is already a community of Springworks Microfarmers that are growing produce, sharing ideas, and helping change agriculture, and we want to help you join that community.
Click here to order a Microfarm, share this blog to get the word out, or contact us for more information.
Have a great week and lettuce be your farmer!