Verticulture Farms

Organization Name:
Verticulture Farms
Primary Address 1:
630 Flushing Ave
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11206
Long Organization Description:

The mission of VertiCulture is to create aquaponic production facilities around the NYC area that will provide fresh and highly nutritious food to economically and culturally diverse populations.||Through the pursuit of expanding production capacity, VertiCulture will seek out new land and property to build systems at various locations throughout NYC and beyond. Our goal is to provide a portion of these products at a discounted rate to economically eligible individuals. Additionally, integration of these systems into diverse settings provides the opportunity to educate and train individuals interested in gaining skills in aquaponic food production.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(508) 944-2083
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Miles Crettien
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/verticulture-farms-aquaponic-startup-brooklyn-ny#/
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Who We Are Our team is made up of agriculture professionals with the common mission of promoting the practice of sustainable food production in urban environments. We are committed to developing and promoting the most efficient technologies in the field of sustainable agriculture. What We Do We utilize aquaponics in a vertically designed system. Aquaponics is an ecologically designed food production method that produces its own nutrients by raising fish to feed plants and uses plants to filtrate water for fish. We combine ecology with our technology to maintain the health of our systems and increase the economic viability of our farms. Where We Stand We currently operate a farm on the roof of the old Pfizer manufacturing plant in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. We are growing a variety of plants from kale to micro basil and raising our Brooklyn-born tilapia to sell to restaurants and markets in the NYC area.
Year Started:
2011
Organization Type:
Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
Environmental|We are committed to developing growing practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources. We do this by producing our own feed from plants and insects, composting all of our waste and conserving 90% of the water that we use.|Social|Building farms is only one part of our mission as a company. As we expand, our goal is to support and build our surrounding communities. We aim to offer healthy, affordable food and focus on outreach and education to train and hire the next generation of urban agriculture professionals in the communities where we grow.
Latest Project:
Currently VertiCulture is working on a pilot project at the Metropolitan Exchange Building on Flatbush Avenue: The goal of the project is to create an efficient and productive system that can be replicated in any environment. We would like to be viewed as a team with the technical skills and necessary backgrounds (Ecological Design, Biological Engineering, Environmental Science, Economics, Business Administration) to spread efficient aquaponic systems widely and effectively.
Areas Served:
Bronx|Brooklyn|Manhattan|Staten Island|Queens
Core Programs:
We utilize aquaponics in a vertically designed system. Aquaponics is an ecologically designed food production method that produces its own nutrients by raising fish to feed plants and uses plants to filtrate water for fish. We combine ecology with our technology to maintain the health of our systems and increase the economic viability of our farms.
Major Issues:
Food Security|Healthy Food Access|Urban Agriculture
Non-profit?:
For Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
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