Reducing food production’s carbon footprint is critical for humanity moving forward and Chad Taylor of Jardin Vertical’s new cultivation model is a vital step towards this sustainable future. His two-part plan tackles some of the biggest environmental threats in the industry and massively reduces carbon footprint while delivering fresh, healthy food in densely populated areas.
Less Pollution, More Nutrition
Jardin Vertical’s hyper-local business model tackles one of the biggest environmental problemsof food production; transportation. Produce generally goes through multiple stops before arriving at its final destination, often hundreds of miles from the source. In the 4000km journey from California to Montreal that much of their produce goes through, the plants can lose 50% of nutrient content. The vision is to produce, process, package, and distribute everything in-house. This hyper-localization guarantees that the food never travels more than a mile and is used to uplift the community.
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Jardin Vertical is changing the game in Canada. Instead of the popular rooftop greenhouse, which consumes fossil fuels to regulate temperature during their brutal -30° winters, their farm is in a basement. This provides a geothermal effect year-round minimizing heating and AC requirements, and this energy is provided by clean hydroelectric power. It is also an entirely closed system; fully aeroponic, all LED lighting, making it the first Tower Farm of it’s kind in the world and the first commercial scale Tower Farm in Canada.
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