Want to eat more greens in your smoothies or salads? Fresh, organic greens are a vital part of our diets but, honestly, how many of us are getting enough of them every day? Between the grocery store and the fridge, many of us lack healthy relationships with our greens. But what if we could grow them at home; what if we could grow them sustainably and organically right in the back yard?
"I don't have a green thumb." Farming seems overwhelming but it couldn't be easier. Just add seeds to medium, water according to the plants preference, and watch your victory garden grow.
"I feel like there is a bunch of tech involved in modern farming." What if you didn't have to be a techie and a green thumb was not required? Would you still be interested in growing your own produce? The FarmPod™ could be perfect for you.
If you are tired of buying expensive, imported, not-so-fresh produce from the grocery store, or you want to give your body the most nutritious option available; if you are concerned with the unseen toxic chemicals on your veggies, or the degradation of nutritional value from grocery store produce, there is an alternative available today, right now, and it puts food security in your hands.
LifePod, Inc.'s FarmPod™ is the answer to all of these questions. Total control of healthy organic produce is in your hands. The FarmPod™ does not involve intricate technologies, does not rely on municipal utilities, and can even function as a source of income while providing the healthiest possible greens to you, your family, and your friends.
You Are In Control
The FarmPod's™ closed environment keeps out contaminated runoff from outside water sources, stops crop damage from insects, and requires no pesticides. The time from seed to harvest is greatly accelerated compared to outdoor farming. Generally, within four weeks plants are ready to be harvested and yield is almost 100%. There is no loss of vegetation from pesticides, insects, contaminated water, or weeks of travel time in the back of an 18 wheeler.
Low Tech/No Tech
Smart technology is capable of controlling our home‘s temperature, lighting, security, media, cars, and even pet perimeters using GPS technology. The Internet of Things offers a level of automation that is unprecedented, world changing and requires very low input. As an alternative to traditional agricultural farming, vertical farming is on the precipice of sweeping the nation with highly automated, state-of-the-art, strategically located indoor farms that can bear high quality, high yield organic produce while still being almost comically easy to operate. The geographic locations of these vertical farms also enable produce to go from farms to tables within one day.
As reported in The Times Leader, the largest vertical farm in the world is currently under construction in the United States. The new 250,000-square-foot facility is slated to be complete and operational in early 2023. Jason Green, CEO & co-founder of Upward Farms, said the company’s new facility that’s coming to Hanover Township [PA] will be able to reach some of the most populous areas of the U.S. — and nearly 100 million Americans — within a single day of distribution versus the week it can take to receive products from the west coast.
Impressive project underway in Pennsylvania. Something that large requires sophisticated technology, a team of scientists, and keeping consumer needs closer to mission. The end result, the product, is the same as the product generated by the FarmPod™: organic produce. The FarmPod™ can be operated by just about anyone. No scientific background or knowledge of the latest technology is required to own and operate a FarmPod™; just plant and pour. But just in case you need help, we have a 24 hour response time guarantee.
Solar Generated Power and Water
Solar panels generate enough power to fully operate the FarmPod™. Temperature control, LED lighting, water pump operation, it's all covered by the FarmPod's™ self-generated power. In fact, more power is generated than what is required to operate the FarmPod™. The surplus power could be utilized for a myriad of options, it could potentially power a whole home!
Additional Source of Income
When there's more fresh produce than you and your extended family could possibly eat, turn that extra green into extra green. Sign up with the local farmer's market, share the love and sell the bounty of your harvest. Many towns have co-ops that may be interested in having an additional offering to their members. Or just get yourself a Wix (Wix sponsor us!) and start your own community-supported agriculture (CSA). Pre-sell a portion of the harvest and, on harvest day, schedule your prepaid customers to pick up their purchases at a time of your choosing.
There is something very re-assuring and satisfying about being in control of your own food supply. Imagine not having to worry about the rising cost of food, the instability of the power grid, and the volatile supply and demand roller coaster the world is currently experiencing. Knowing that you can feed your family regardless of what's happening in the world offers security and peace of mind like no other.
With an uncertain world on the horizon, remember the seven Ps. Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.
In lieu of building your own perfect garden project this summer, can we interest you in a FarmPod™ of your own? Click right here and spend your summer hanging out with your FarmPod™ instead!