30 Oct ・ BY candybox
Categories: Projects

AquaGrow Farms is Expanding!

Guest Post from Colin Cotton, AquaGrow Farms Supervisor

Since starting our farm last year, one of the most common questions we’ve had is “do you have plans to expand?” Our response has always been along the lines of “we want a year to familiarize and optimize our farm before branching out further” and we’ve stuck to our word!

We’re excited to be able to provide even more fresh and nutritious produce to our neighbours in need!

Considerable research has been done on the possibility of increasing our yield within the current growing space we have available and we’re happy to announce that we’ll be plumbing in a new raft tank within the next month. Previously we were harvesting around 41 heads of greens per week, but now with the 54 more growing spots, we can increase our yield to 54 heads per week or more!

Work in Progress…

Our raft tank arrived with some assembly required. We’d like to invite you take advantage of a unique opportunity to stop by The Mississauga Food Bank and see what the farm looked like before we added water AND maybe even see the construction process as we install the new bed.

The next public tour of AquaGrow Farms is happening on November 16 from 6:00pm-7:00 pm.

To sign up or to schedule a time to drop by, please contact Colin Cotton at 905.270.5589 ext. 231 or colin@themississaugafoodbank.org

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