Growing Greener Cities: InvertiGro delivers on urban sustainability

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InvertiGro’s Indoor Vertical Farming Solutions are helping to grow greener cities. Rapid urbanisation has brought numerous challenges to cities all over the world, not least of all the issues of food security and agricultural sustainability.

  • How to feed the growing populations of city dwellers who live in metropolises that are engulfing some of the planet’s most fertile land for agriculture.
  • How to ensure we will continue to be able to feed our urban populations by preserving our precious and finite resources.

City planners and property developers are switching on to the benefits of urban agriculture and the contribution it can make to urban sustainability. Productive green spaces can not only help to feed urban communities, there is also much evidence that urban farming can help build stronger communities. These city-farms can also help to foster an interest in nutritious, fresh produce and healthier eating habits, reduce food miles (and the associated transportation costs, traffic congestion and pollution) and reduce food waste.

InvertiGro was thrilled to have been included in this recent article in urban.com.au that highlights the benefits of integrating productive green spaces into our urban communities:

“… the future of modern farming is here – and it could be set to revolutionise apartment gardens in the near future.

Installing edible community gardens in apartment buildings help developers attain higher sustainability credentials as well as create a sense of community within the complex. However, often the produce-yield is meagre due to residents not having the time to tend to the communal garden. Sydney based company, InvertiGro has designed two modular vertical planting units to be integrated within an indoor space with very low ongoing costs and minimal effort – making it the perfect solution for shared apartment gardens.

InvertiCubes and InvertiWalls are designed to enable communities and businesses alike to become successful modern farmers with little or no prior expertise and minimal intervention from planting to harvest.

InvertiCubes can be installed in basements and disused car parking spaces while InvertiWalls are best suited for foyers and other communal indoor areas.

The importance of community gardens to Australian city dwellers is likely to grow as the trend for consolidated and densely populated urban areas increases ..

InvertiGro indoor farming systems are

scalable, flexible, affordable and smart;

they are water and land efficient, growing reliable and nutritious fresh produce without the need for herbicides or pesticides

enabling businesses and communities to become successful and sustainable modern farmers.

Click here to read the full story in www.urban.com.au – High Yield Produce Gardens with next-to-no maintenance are set to enhance apartment living in Australia.

And read on for more recent articles about InvertiGro:

Sydney Morning Herald The Future of Sydney

SBS World News  Indoor vertical farming touted as the future source of produce

Australian Financial Review Feed the World: Future of Food

 

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