Flagship hydroponic farm will feature Hydronov’s industry-leading deep-water floating raft technology to grow premium baby greens year-round
Boynton Beach, FL (November 19, 2018) - Green Life Farms has selected Hydronov, a Pranger Company, to design, construct and provide technology for its state-of-the-art hydroponic farm in Boynton Beach, FL. This agreement marks an important milestone as Green Life Farms prepares to begin commercial operation in the first half of 2019. Green Life Farms will grow premium baby leafy greens year-round from its Boynton Beach facility.
"Partnering with Hydronov and leveraging the company's leading technology will help us realize our vision for Green Life Farms - growing sustainable and delicious leafy greens for consumers in South Florida and beyond," said Mike Ferree, Vice President, Green Life Farms. "Green Life Farms will grow baby leafy greens that are good for your body, family, community, and planet. Creating a sustainable facility by using leading Ag-Tech methodology, along with green energy and other environmentally-friendly practices, brings our mission to life."
FRT helps to conserve water, allowing a buffer for fertilization and oxygen control, and provides an integrated Harvest Transportation System which uses the water in which the plants grow as a conveyer system, eliminating the costs and maintenance associated with mechanical conveyers. No water is lost through soil or growing media; there is no direct evaporation by the sun, no dumping of growing solution and no dripping gutters. The FRT system leads to higher productivity, producing up to 18 crop harvests per year versus the five harvests per year with soil-based greenhouse growers.
Hydronov is an industry leader in the design and construction of hydroponic growing facilities. With more than 30 years of experience in hydroponics and aquaponics, the company brings industry-leading expertise to the innovative project with Green Life Farms.
"We're excited to partner with Green Life Farms on this state-of-the-art project," said Gabe Pranger, owner of Hydronov. "Growing leafy greens in South Florida presents a number of unique challenges, but we're confident that the combination of Hydronov's technology and construction management expertise with Green Life Farms' strategy will result in great success."
Green Life Farms produce will set new standards for cleanliness, freshness, and taste. Grown locally, using sustainable farming practices combined with the most advanced AgTech practices, and kept free from pesticides and contaminants, Green Life Farms baby leafy greens are good for your body, family, community, and planet.
For more information about Green Life Farms, visit GreenLifeFarms.ag. Please contact Elayne@GreenLifeFarms.ag for sales and Ray@GreenLifeFarms.ag for investor relations.
About Green Life Farms
Green Life Farms is constructing a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse in Boynton Beach, Florida, with additional expansion planned in Florida and beyond. Commercial operation is expected to begin in the first half of 2019. By incorporating agriculture with technology, Green Life Farms will provide consumers with premium-quality, fresh, local, flavorful and clean baby leafy greens that are good for their bodies, families, communities and planet - year-round.
Hydronov LLC was purchased by Nick Pranger and Gabe Pranger in 2017. Since its beginnings in the 1980s with founder Luc DeRochers, Hydronov has focused on innovation in the greenhouse industry. The success of a small research project developed into Hydronov's unique growing system, Deep Water Floating Raft Technology. Today, Hydronov's technology is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and profitable way to grow hydroponic lettuce, herbs, and produce. Hydronov is headquartered in Ashley, Indiana. Learn more about Hydronov's floating raft technology at www.hydronov.com.