September 4, 2018 - Comments Off on Feeling parched? See how Modular Farms stays hydrated year-round with its module fleet
With the impact of climate change, farmland in Canada is now consistently experiencing other extreme weather events. This is particularly significant in the west coast, where drought warnings are common. Not only does lack of rainfall hinder the growth of plants, forest fires are also posing a threat due to the exposure and release of ash and other chemical compounds to clean water. Unfortunately, Canada has been seeing droughts year after year – becoming the new ‘normal’ in provinces like Alberta. We want to help farmers find a solution to manage changing weather conditions while supporting the supply chain and communities. If you’re looking to make farming vertical, here are the ways our modules help grow fresh produce year-round.
Modular Farms’ front-runner is the Primary Module, offering the ultimate high-volume container farm producing industry-leading harvest yields. This module deals with water- scarcity issues by using 95% less water than outdoor farms with similar yields through its close-loop hydroponic system. All our modules are customizable with automation tools and next-level climate control settings allowing farmers to simulate any growing environment for any cultivars.
Modular farmers don’t need to compromise on what they’re growing and can diversify from kale to basil to raspberries. Our Vestibule Module is an add-on unit allowing farmers to walk from one module to another without altering the controlled temperature in each. This means the driest towns can enjoy different varieties of local produce from one farm or customize your own set-up by taking advantage of the modularity of our farms.
Our Macro Module, like all our farms, grows plants using LED lighting, specifically designed to promote maximum plant growth. What makes this module so unique is its super-charged growing capability powered by 300 ZipGrow towers, all packed into the same footprint as the Primary Module.
Modular Farms has taken the time to consider how supplementing a lagging food supply food chain must also be resilient to variable weather conditions. This is why every unit boasts a sealed, truly controlled environment, meaning external climate influences are much less likely to negatively affect a farms’ growing capabilities. Our farms are made from durable, resilient components helping to inspire confidence in farmers who have been compromised by climate change.
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