maximum flavour & nutrition, minimal impact
Vertical farming is an indoor farming technique where crops are grown on tiered racks.
There are two kinds of vertical farming:
1- Hydroponic – Nourishes plants with manufactured nutrients
2- Aquaponic – Nourishes plants with organic nutrients produced by fish on site
how it works
Aquaponics is the management of a natural ecosystem that combines fish and plant production together as one.
Tanks full of fish (in our case, Tilapia sourced from an Ontario hatchery) consume sustainably sourced fish pellets. The fish produce ammonia and solid waste. The waste sinks to the bottom and is removed through suction into tanks where bacteria break it down into a plant usable mineral form. Similarly, the ammonia is converted by bacteria into nitrite and then into nitrate – a plants favourite form of nitrogen found in nature! Our nutrient solution full of nitrates and all the other minerals plants need is then drip-fed into vertical towers containing our plants in an inert media (no soil). Plants love our natural nutrient solution. They gobble it up!
While the plants absorb all the nutrients, the water is cleared of ammonia and solids. The filtered, clean water is then returned back into the fish tanks.
Good bacteria convert waste to plant nutrients
Plants consume nutrients and provide clean water to fish
know exactly what's
in your food
Aquaponics is the best way to grow food for several reasons:
Custom lighting for better growth
Did you know that different plants respond better to different spectrums of light? We use special LED lighting fixtures to adjust the combination of red, white and blue spectrum light for the specific plants we grow. Some prefer more red, more blue, or more white light. We get it just right!