Vertical Farming in Amsterdam

Vertical Farming in Amsterdam

Vertical Farming in Amsterdam

GROWx Labs Opens in April 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Friday 24 March 2017 – GROWx is the leading innovator in vertical farming in the Netherlands will open GROWx Labs in Amsterdam Zuid Oost.

It is amazing that so much food arrives into cities every day, but it is not without problems.  Farmers are far away from their market, there are negative ecological effects caused by modern farming, and collectively farms are the single largest users of land in the economy. Faced with limited fresh water resources and limited land to farm, we have to pioneer new ways to farm.

Today, local for local farming producing clean food is the new organic.  People desire to know where their food is coming from and if it is clean of undesired chemicals.  Urban farms are rising in cities around the world on roof tops and community space.  Vertical farming, pioneered in the USA and Japan, is a new way to grow food year round for daily fresh products.  

Jens Ruijg, engineer, and John Apesos, entrepreneur, founded GROWx in April of 2016 to build Netherland´s first production vertical farm.  The project is focused on serving Amsterdam´s Chef community fresh greens.  The GROWx Labs facilities opens in April for Amsterdam´s Chefs to taste interesting varieties of fresh greens and salads.

The Netherlands is a leader in horticulture technology.  The GROWx Amsterdam project capitalizes on local expertise, suppliers and university eco-system to build next generation greenhouse technology in the form of vertical farming. Amsterdam has an opportunity to lead the revolution for a fresher urban food future.

GROWx:

GROWx BV is on a mission to accelerate the advent of sustainable urban agriculture.  GROWx BV works in co-designing, implementing and operating sustainable vertical farming solutions for city scale food production. We are innovating in indoor food production technology involving multiple layers, controlled plant climates and LEDs. 

See more on https://www.instagram.com/grow_x/

Press Contact:

Name: John Apesos 

Mobile: +31 06 38 313 515

Email:   john@growx.co 

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