Social Project Uses Aquaponics for Growing Healthful Organic Food
American business-owners, Louis Bookoff and Nadia Robinson have started a social project to grow as well as distribute healthful, organic food. The project named The Locals Smart Grow Aquaponics Farm has begun production on small scale already to fulfill the increasing demand for healthy organic food.
With a degree in Biotechnology, sense of entrepreneurship and upcoming enterprises, Robinson has several years of experience in greenhouses too.
After playing important parts in commencing three start-ups, she joined Bookoff, who is at present majoring in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises as well as Accounting at the Whitman School of Management.
He is passionate about food and has run a number of promotional campaigns for restaurants together with a startup company.
The fantastic idea they brought in is Locals – a eco-friendly vertical aquaponics system for growing organic produce that is reasonably priced for the entire community.
Locals is offering people a healthy choice of food. At present there is a shortage of quality food source and what presently practiced is not healthy.
They understand that food must not make you fall ill and that while growing food shortcuts should not be adopted. At Locals they just want the change and help people by growing food that won’t bring you diseases.
Aquaponics is a environment-friendly farming technique that uses aquatic creatures to supply nutrients for the growing plants. The plants in return perform purification of water.
The enterprise came into existence after a long period of research and development to fulfill the increasing requirement of organic food that is affordable for the customer.
The organization also has a emphatic focus on being transparent as well as socially responsible, with a view to give everybody access to healthy food without regard to their location or income.
With the high-class organic food grown, the firm aims to considerably decrease the price to the customer and supply affordable options for them to lead healthier lives.
A fundraising movement lately started on the crowd funding website, Indiegogo, aims at raising money to enlarge the development as well as production of healthy organic food commercially.
The funds will be utilized to lease grow room, buy sensors for constant supervision and environmental controls, and create the first prototype line.
Funds will even be utilized to buy fish, seeds as well as other important materials required for an aquaponics setup.
In the last period of five years, an investment of thousands of dollars have been made already to develop the setup.
The next step includes discussion with a professional aquaponics system designer to build up the present small scale system into commercial specifications to fulfill the public demand.