How to feed the planet of the future? One of the key queries to resolve in a world where the population is growing, urbanisation is no longer a trend but reality and space and natural resources are scarce. Vertical farming, growing crops in vertical systems, is a sustainable and efficient method of growing. Growing crops in closed and controlled environments under the exact same conditions makes the use of pesticides unnecessary and significantly reduces water consumption. Bruynzeel's space creating solutions enable maximum efficiency in growing crops indoors, anywhere in the world.
Cities are becoming more crowded, however, still a large number of buildings are empty or have even lost their use. Think of parking garages in car-free city centres. Imagine using these buildings for vertical farming to create a safe, healthy and sustainable way to feed the rapidly growing urban population with fresh food produced locally. As growing can take place close to the consumer, fewer polluting transport movements are needed. With our vertical systems, we contribute to the rapid growth of this form of local and sustainable horticulture by significantly reducing the footprint.
Growing indoors facilitates consistent high quality crops all year round, but the high costs make for a difficult business case. Our vertical systems optimise the use of each space and with that maximise the yield per m2 of space. Imagine how efficient your farm would be if you could reduce your aisle space by over 90%? Bottom line profit and footprint reduction do go hand in hand!
‘The main challenge in urban AgTech is to optimize the very small spaces available. Using modular stackable and movable hydroponic systems is the best solution to ensure high yield.’
Own Greens, The Netherlands
Own Greens and Bruynzeel developed the PlantHome Pro which effortlessly grows baby leaves, herbs and other vegetables on site all year round.