Urban Produce to Begin Licensing Its Patented High Density Vertical Growing System
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
IRVINE, CA - Urban Produce, a Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) grower, will begin licensing its patented High Density Vertical Growing System (HDVGS).
“The interest in licensing our growing technology has been encouraging and a blessing,” Ed Horton, President & CEO of Urban Produce, commented in a release. “In the past six months, we’ve had agricultural leaders from three different countries visit our facility.”
The company’s flagship vertical farm in Irvine, CA, which it assures is the first of many, was founded in 2013 and efficiently grows organic produce in a controlled environment. Urban Produce said that its unique technology allows organic produce to be grown year-round, while conserving water by creating its own filtered water through atmospheric water generation (AWG).
“The demand for organic, locally-grown, non-GMO produce has never been greater. Our patented High Density Vertical Growing System presents a sustainable solution for urban cities worldwide by radically changing the way produce is grown, transported, and consumed,” Horton added. “Imagine cities, corporate campuses, master-planned communities, cruise ships, and military bases growing their own local, organic, non-GMO produce in the dead of winter.”
Named one of the industry’s leading innovators by USA Today, Urban Produce’s new licensing model will have a footprint of approximately 3,800-square-feet. With each growing unit synced with an AWG producing ample water daily, the company said it can produce thousands of pounds annually, depending on what is grown.
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