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Farm spreads from Evergreen Reception and out Hallway

July 18, 2011
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Farm spreads from Evergreen Reception and out Hallway

The latest installation of GrowTubes in the Centre for Green Cities, Evergreen Brick Works hallway is the next level experiment in indoor food production. The ten HDPE tubes are producing food for a local restaurant, and doing it with little energy in total lack of sun. Installed in a long corridor on the ground...
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How to start an indoor farm for 25 bucks

January 31, 2011
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How to start an indoor farm for 25 bucks

You can grow food indoors, anytime of year. It doesn’t matter if you’re in an apartment, office, or house, or even have windows; it’s possible. The trick is to pick the right vegetables you can grow indoors. Unless you want to spend a lot of electricity you wont be growing tomatoes in your basement....
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Indoor Farm at Evergreen, second GrowTubes installation in Toronto

January 15, 2011
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Indoor Farm at Evergreen, second GrowTubes installation in Toronto

GrowTubes are an indoor vertical farming system that can produce several pounds of nutrient rich food every week with very little input.  Designed for a cold climate, these systems support the quick growth of sprouts and micro-greens in dark spaces using energy efficient LEDs.  The entire food production system consumes less than 70 watts...
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